Medication Errors: When Prescription Drugs Make It Worse
Today’s medications have the power to save lives and treat diseases that were once untreatable. Errors in the dosage and administration of medicine, however, can have devastating effects on patients. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a medication error, it is important to consult with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.
Medication errors are one of the most common forms of medical malpractice. Medication errors can occur for a number of reasons, including mistakes by physicians, nurses, pharmacists, anesthesiologists and other medical professionals. Examples of medication errors include:
- Giving the wrong dosage
- Giving the wrong medication
- Failure to account for harmful drug interactions
- Failure to screen the patient for allergies
- Failure to account for harmful reactions with food
Our attorneys are well versed in the causes of medical mistakes and can help you determine if you are entitled to compensation for the losses you have suffered due to a medication error. We serve clients from the Pittsburgh area, throughout western Pennsylvania and nationwide.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 412-672-5444 or toll free at 800-392-4529 to speak with an experienced medication errors attorney.