Understanding Medication Errors
Medication errors are one of the most common types of medical malpractice in the U.S., and account for 25% of all cases. These mistakes occur in different circumstances, due to a doctor prescribing the wrong medication, a pharmacist dispensing the wrong medicine, or perhaps a nurse administering the wrong dosage amount. In any of these circumstances, a drug that was meant to save a patient’s life may have the opposite effect, and a patient can suffer severe allergic reaction. Even a drug meant for pain management or to treat a relatively minor illness can have detrimental side effects, leading to serious injuries or even death.
Legal Help for Victims
If you have suffered injury, illness, or the loss of a loved one as a result of a medical provider’s medication error, do not hesitate to discuss your damages and the circumstances of your case with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The Medler Law Firm offers skilled representation to clients throughout the St. Louis area in all types of personal injury and medical malpractice claims and lawsuits, and we are prepared to help you pursue justice against the negligent parties. Our firm has well over four decades of collective experience to apply to your case, and we also have the resources to conduct a full investigation into the events that led to the error and who is liable for your suffering.
Types of Medication Errors
Our caring and skilled firm can handle medical malpractice claims related to any type of medication mistake or error, including:
- A doctor misdiagnosing a medical condition and prescribing the wrong medication
- A doctor accidentally writing down the wrong prescription
- A pharmacist misreading a prescription slip
- A pharmacist accidentally filling a prescription with the wrong medication or the wrong dose
- A pharmacy providing inaccurate directions regarding how to take a prescription drug
- A nurse accidentally administering the wrong medication or the wrong dose to a patient
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