medication error lawyer

Medication Error Lawyers

 Medication Error  Lawyers Accepting clients who have been injured by a pharmacy medication error.

Medication errors are dangerous and cause serious injury or even death.If you or a family member have been injured due to a medication error:

  •     Don’t delay get emergency care immediately
  •     Contact your doctor or 911
  •     Make sure to have an itemization of all medications which you are currently and medication which  given to you in error
  •     Do not throw away any of the prescriptions, medications, bottling or labels that were given to you.
  •     Seek the advice of an experienced medication error lawyer

 

Examples of Pharmacy errors Include:

  •     Filling the prescription with the wrong dosage
  •     Filling the prescription with the wrong medication
  •     Providing the wrong usage directions
  •     Allowing a technician to perform the work of a pharmacist
  •     Labeling errors
  •     Failure to check for potential drug interactions
  •     Failure to adequately counsel the patient

Many pharmacy errors result in serious injuries and large amounts of damages such as medical bills, pain and suffering and wrongful death. You must consult with a lawyer to protect you and your families legal rights.

lawyer for medication errors

 A Lawyer for medication errors deals with medication error from pharmacists, misdiagnosis,hospital emergency rooms and nursing homes. A lawyer for medication errors will review your case and make sure you receive proper compensation for the pain,suffering,wrongful death, trauma or medical condition this medication error caused. Medication errors is often related to a misdiagnosis. lawyers for medication errors are looking at  the  medical malpractice aspects of your negligence claim.

Patients trust their doctors to prescribe the proper drugs for their health conditions  Medical malpractice medication   errors can occur.   When  you are injured due to improper diagnosis or negligence by the pharmacy, hospital staff or doctor,and  the wrong dose or medication is  prescribed A lawyer skilled in medication errors should be consulted. The stressful nature of the medical profession in which doctors, especially emergency room physicians, see numerous patients every day makes this an all-too-common occurrence. These prescription medication errors can result in serious personal injury and death You will need a lawyer with experience in medical negligence. The lawyer you choose should be an experienced medication errors lawyer,attorney or law firm.

If you've been injured due to being given   the wrong drug or an incorrect dosage, you need  legal advise from a medical malpractice attorney who has experience in medication errors. Your lawyer for medication errors should have appropriate expert witnesses to call in to testify or write reports regarding the damage this medication error caused. Many medication errors result in severe medical reactions to drugs, hospitalization or even wrongful death.

According to an Institute of Medicine report, between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths may result each year from medical errors in hospitals alone — and more than 7,000 deaths each year are related to medications. The FDA evaluated reports of fatal medication errors that it received in a five-year period and found that the most common types of errors involved administering an improper dose (41 percent), giving the wrong drug (16 percent), and using the wrong route of administration (16 percent).

The most common medication errors that  a medical malpractice  medication errors lawyer will pursue  concern the type and dose of prescription medications. Specifically, a doctor might prescribe or a pharmacy might fill the incorrect amount of a drug — or the wrong drug — for a particular disorder or disease. Medication and prescription-related errors include :

  • Patient’s medical history-related errors: A patient’s medical history must be understood to prescribe the correct medication. Allergies, age, weight, previous conditions and lab tests are all crucial factors in determining appropriate medication.
  • Misplaced decimal points: A doctor can very easily prescribe the wrong amount of medication simply by placing the dosage decimal point in the wrong place, leading to under-treatment or, even worse, an overdose.
  • Drug name confusion and illegible handwriting: A doctor must clearly write or abbreviate the appropriate medication to be filled. Any errors can result in improper medication which may have tragic consequences.
  • Confusing packaging: There have been well-publicized cases of overdoses among infants who received adult doses of drugs because of similarities in the packaging between infant and adult products.

While the correct medication may effectively treat the patient’s condition, improper medication can be deadly. Many common injuries caused by medication errors  that you will need a medication errors lawyer for include:

  • Incontinence
  • Impotence
  • Disfiguring skin eruptions
  • Stroke
  • Coma
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Respiratory problems
  • Organ failure or organ damage
  • Allergic reaction
  • Neurological damage
  • Brain injury
  • Overdose
  • Prescription addiction
  • Sensory damage
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Psychological impairment (including depression)
  • Death
Free legal Shield Attorney referral Service has Florid lawyers for medication errors ready to help you if you have been injured in the following Florida cities: Boca Raton, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Clearwater, Coral Gables, Daytona, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Fort Walton Beach, Gainesville, Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Jacksonville, Key West, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Largo, Melbourne, Miami Miami Beach, Naples, New Smyrna Beach, Ocala, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Port Saint Lucie, Palm Beach, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Titusville, Venice, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, West Pensacola, Winter Garden, Winter Haven, and Winter Park.

Free legal Shied  has Florida Lawyers for medication errors ready to help you if you have been injured in the following counties:Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian, River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa, Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington

We also have Lawyers for medication errors in the following Georgia counties and cities: Fulton County, DeKalb County, Atlanta GA, Sandy Springs GA, East Point GA, Redan GA, Riverdale GA, Snellville GA, Conyers GA, Covington GA, McDonough GA, Hampton GA, Lawrenceville GA, Johns Creek GA, Roswell GA, Woodstock GA, Marietta GA, Smyrna GA, Mableton GA, Douglasville GA, Buford GA, Canton, GA.

Lawyers for Medical Malpractice

Lawyers For Medical Malpractice and Attorneys for Doctor and Hospital Negligence.

1. What  do lawyers  medical malpractice lawyers  do?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider, as defined by Florida Statutes to include doctors, hospitals, HMO's, nurses, chiropractors, and therapists – fails to provide a given standard of care, resulting in injury or death.

2. What damages can be recovered by a lawyer for medical malpractice  from a medical malpractice lawsuit?

a. Medical expenses for treating the injuries caused by the malpractice

b. Damages for pain and suffering

c. Disfigurement and disability damages

d. Lost wages

e. In appropriate circumstances, law permits damages to be recovered by spouses, children and parents of negligently injured people for the loss of the love, care, affection, companionship and other pleasures of the family relationship that are lost due to malpractice

3. Who  will your  lawyers for medical malpractice  hold accountable for medical malpractice?

Any person who provides medical care to you and is a "health care provider" as defined by Florida Statutes.

4. What if I did not end up with the desired outcome after treatment?  Is that considered medical malpractice?

In most cases, no.  If the desired outcome had nothing to do with the doctor’s skill of care exercised, then the likelihood of medical malpractice is very slim.

6. What are typical medical malpractice claims made by a medical malpractice attorney?

a. Failure to properly diagnose a medical condition

b. Failure to properly treat a diagnosed condition

c. Failure to obtain an “informed consent” from the patient prior to treatment

7. What is “informed consent”?

Informed consent is an individual's agreement to allow medical treatment to be rendered based upon full disclosure of all of the facts necessary to make an intelligent decision.

8. What are the statutes of limitations for your medical malpractice attorney to bring a medical malpractice case?

The statutes of limitations vary between state and case.

9.  Do I need a medical malpractice  lawyer to pursue a medical malpractice case?

Yes.  Medical malpractice cases are very complex and difficult to pursue.  A  lawyer for medical malpractice will obtain all the proper documentation – proper medical records, laboratory results, pathological reports, and all other reports resulting from testing.  An experienced medical malpractice attorney will then review your case with expert witnesses to determine the best outcome for your case.

Patients trust their doctors to prescribe the proper drugs for their health conditions. However, due to improper diagnosis or negligence by the pharmacy, hospital staff or doctor, the wrong dose or medication is often prescribed. The stressful nature of the medical profession in which doctors, especially emergency room physicians, see numerous patients every day makes this an all-too-common occurrence. These prescription medication errors can result in serious personal injury and death.

If you've been injured because you were given the wrong drug or an incorrect dosage, you need to know your legal options.

According to an Institute of Medicine report, between 44,000 and 98,000 deaths may result each year from medical errors in hospitals alone — and more than 7,000 deaths each year are related to medications. The FDA evaluated reports of fatal medication errors that it received in a five-year period and found that the most common types of errors involved administering an improper dose (41 percent), giving the wrong drug (16 percent), and using the wrong route of administration (16 percent).

The most common medication errors concern the type and dose of prescription medications. Specifically, a doctor might prescribe or a pharmacy might fill the incorrect amount of a drug — or the wrong drug — for a particular disorder or disease. Medication and prescription-related errors in Florida include:

* Patient’s medical history-related errors: A patient’s medical history must be understood to prescribe the correct medication. Allergies, age, weight, previous conditions and lab tests are all crucial factors in determining appropriate medication.

* Misplaced decimal points: A doctor can very easily prescribe the wrong amount of medication simply by placing the dosage decimal point in the wrong place, leading to under-treatment or, even worse, an overdose.

* Drug name confusion and illegible handwriting: A doctor must clearly write or abbreviate the appropriate medication to be filled. Any errors can result in improper medication which may have tragic consequences.

* Confusing packaging: There have been well-publicized cases of overdoses among infants who received adult doses of drugs because of similarities in the packaging between infant and adult products. Lawyers for medical malpractice also include medication error.

While the correct medication may effectively treat the patient’s condition, improper medication can be deadly. Many common injuries caused by medication or surgical implantation errors include:

  •  Incontinence
  •  Impotence
  •  Disfiguring skin eruptions
  •  Stroke
  •  Coma
  •  Cardiac arrest
  •  Respiratory problems
  •  Organ failure or organ damage
  •  Allergic reaction
  •  Neurological damage
  •  Brain injury
  •  Overdose
  •  Prescription addiction
  •  Sensory damage
  •  Hemorrhaging
  •  Psychological impairment (including depression)
  •  Failure to locate and remove a medical  device.
  •  The improper insertion of an IUD
  •  The improper implantation of a Vaginal mesh product
  •  The impropere implantation of a hip replacement
  •   The improper implantation of a cardiac devise

One of the most common forms of medical malpractice is an error or mistake in diagnosis. An improper diagnosis occurs when a doctor fails to identify the presence of a disease or notes the presence of a disease when the patient is in fact healthy. Diseases that go undetected can result in debilitating and permanent personal injury or even death. For example, a delayed diagnosis of cancer can result in the spread of the disease to a point beyond which medical intervention can help. The progression of a disease can result in substantially higher medical bills, pain and suffering for the patient and his or her loved ones and even death.

Diseases and injuries that are commonly misdiagnosed include:

* Ovarian cancer

* Stroke

* Heart disease, including acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)

* Diabetes

* Lung cancer

* Pulmonary embolism

* Testicular cancer

* Bacterial meningitis

* Cervical cancer

* Prostate cancer

* Breast cancer

* Tuberculosis

* Sepsis

The failure to diagnosis a condition may be caused by improper treatment and testing or by the failure to recognize a patient’s symptoms due to lack of experience, competence, or attentiveness on the part of the doctor, nurse or other hospital staff. While even doctors make mistakes, patients should not have to pay the physical and financial price for those errors.

Lawyers for  medical malpractice in Florida:Miami,Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton,West Palm Beach,Orlando,Jacksonville,Tampa,Clearwater,Atlanta and all of Florida and Georgia can go over all the facts with you.

Free legal Shield Attorney referral Service has Florida lawyers for medical malpractice ready to help you if you have been injured in the following Florida cities: Boca Raton, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Clearwater, Coral Gables, Daytona, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Fort Walton Beach, Gainesville, Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Jacksonville, Key West, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Largo, Melbourne, Miami Miami Beach, Naples, New Smyrna Beach, Ocala, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Port Saint Lucie, Palm Beach, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Titusville, Venice, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, West Pensacola, Winter Garden, Winter Haven, and Winter Park.

Free legal Shied  has Florida Lawyers for medical malpractice ready to help you if you have been injured in the following counties:Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian, River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa, Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington

We also have Lawyers for  medical malpractice, Doctor hospital errors in the following Georgia counties and cities: Fulton County, DeKalb County, Atlanta GA, Sandy Springs GA, East Point GA, Redan GA, Riverdale GA, Snellville GA, Conyers GA, Covington GA, McDonough GA, Hampton GA, Lawrenceville GA, Johns Creek GA, Roswell GA, Woodstock GA, Marietta GA, Smyrna GA, Mableton GA, Douglasville GA, Buford GA, Canton, GA.