Medication Mistakes Can Cause Serious Harm
One of the last things an ill or injured person needs is to receive the wrong medication. For someone already in fragile health, a medication error can have catastrophic or fatal consequences. If you were injured or lost a family member to a medication error, speak with an attorney as soon as possible to learn about your options.
You can come to Shelly Law Offices, LLC, for experienced medical malpractice representation in Pennsylvania. With a lawyer who has 30 years of experience, our firm is prepared to review your case and discuss how you can move forward.
Accountability For Medication Errors
Medication errors can cause allergic reactions, cardiac arrest, stroke, organ damage and other harm. In the most severe cases, patients may suffer fatal complications. Shelly Law Offices has experience with medication mistakes by physicians, pharmacists, nurses and nurses’ aides:
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Failure to monitor patient for adverse reactions
- Failure to note patient allergies or risk factors
- Failure to account for known drug interactions or contraindications
- Filling the wrong prescription
- Administering the wrong drug or wrong dosage
- Administering doses late or failing to administer doses
Like most medical malpractice cases, medication errors may involve hospital liability as well as individual liability of medical professionals. Numerous people and departments may be involved in the prescription and administration of medicine. A lack of experience, failure to hire trained staff, failure to supervise staff or failure to communicate may all contribute to errors.
When we investigate the case and review medical records with our medical experts, we will determine what led to the medication mistake. We will aggressively seek compensation for your family so you are not left with unpaid medical bills or lost wages.