The Delicate Process of Prescribing Medication and How Our Law Firm Can Help In The Event Of an Error
The FDA defines medication error as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer." In the instance of serious harm to a patient as the result of a medication error, the attorneys at Weitz & Luxenberg are your safety net. Our law firm is here to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
What Could Go Wrong?
If a doctor is missing even a little bit of information regarding your medical history – things like allergies, other medications you happen to be taking at the time, or previous diagnoses – that can result in a dangerous medication error.
The FDA lists the following as other possible reasons for medication error:
- Unavailable drug information (lack of access to up-to-date warnings, for instance).
- Miscommunication of drug orders, which can include but is not limited to: poor handwriting, confusion, misappropriation of decimal points and zeroes, and incorrect abbreviations.
- Lack of adequate labeling as the medication is prepared and repackaged into smaller units.
- Environmental factors, such as bad lighting, interruptions, noise, heat, and all other environmental issues that can distract health care providers from performing their job at the best of their ability.
Regardless of how benevolent the intensions were, when a person is seriously injured by a medication error, he or she has the right to file a malpractice lawsuit. Start today by contacting Weitz & Luxenberg.
Your Right To Compensation
When a doctor prescribes you the wrong drug, gives you two drugs that interact with each other in a harmful way, or prescribes too much, and you sustain a serious injury, you have the right to seek compensation. Take for example the case of Peter, the pianist, who was prescribed a drug by his doctor who forgot that Peter was allergic to a component in the drug. Peter suffered from severe nerve damage, which put him out of work permanently. He filed a malpractice lawsuit against his doctor and received compensation for his lost income, pain and suffering, medical bills, and all out of pocket expenses related to the case.
How to Get Started
The attorneys at Weitz & Luxenberg are experienced in these specific kinds of cases. We understand that one death per day occurs from medication errors, and we are here to get you the compensation you deserve. Filling out the form on this page is a first step towards filing for a malpractice lawsuit. Once you complete the form, a representative of Weitz & Luxenberg will get in touch with you as soon as possible. He or she will talk to you about your specific case and go over your options. This service is absolutely free and requires no obligation to the firm. We want to get you compensated for your losses – contact us today.
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