Medical Errors

Everyone thinks that when they get take medication it will be safe and it will assist them in getting well or feeling better. However, medication errors are actually more common than you may think. Medication mistakes can be caused by prescribing the incorrect medication or dose, over-medicating, taking incompatible drugs, or allergies to medications. There are many medical professionals that are involved in your medical treatment. Some of the most common medications errors occur due to:

  • Prescription error
  • Getting the wrong prescription
  • Overdose
  • Errors with anesthetic
  • Birth injuries
  • Hospital and surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis / failure to diagnose
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Medical device failure

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a medication error you should talk to an attorney immediately. Your attorney will investigate the error to determine the cause. Medical malpractice happens when a medical care provider does something that results in injury or fails to do something that should have been done and injury results. Your attorney will prove that the medical professional failed to provide reasonable and appropriate care.

Many medical error cases are not settled through negotiations. Instead, they often go to trial when the insurance company will not concede that an error was made. Your attorney will prepare your case for trial to get you the compensation you deserve for your:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Future medical bills
  • Mental anguish

If a family member has died as a result of suspected medication errors, seek the help of an experienced attorney quickly. The attorney will work to take the proper steps to pursue your case. Don’t wait to file a claim since the law regulates the time-frame in which you must file such a case. Your attorney will work hard to get you the compensation you and your family deserve.