Medication and Prescription Errors
San Francisco Medical Malpractice Attorney
Any type of medical malpractice claim comes down to proving negligence. When a health care provider fails to exercise the degree of care expected from them and as a result, causes a patient to suffer, they can be held liable. Medication errors are included in this definition and can be grounds for a lawsuit.
If you believe your medication was incorrect, the first step you should take is calling the malpractice lawyers at Walker, Hamilton & Kearns. We can carefully review your case and help you determine whether or not you have a claim.
Damages from Incorrect Medication
A medication error can cause long-term injuries and disability, even death in some cases. Since medication errors are usually indefensible, physicians try to downplay the effect of medication errors or claim to be unaware of the effect. This is why you need an aggressive medical malpractice attorney who will pursue justice on your behalf.
Some of the many types of medication errors include:
- Administering the incorrect medication
- Mislabeling the medication
- Administering the incorrect dosage of medication
- Prescribing medication that you are allergic to
- Prescribing medication the interacts negatively with other medication you are taking
- Failing to warn you of possible side effects of the medication
Due to the implications of a medical error, it is crucial that you seek legal counsel right away. You will need to gather sufficient evidence and expert testimony to prove your case. Our firm is prepared to provide the support you need!
Don’t be a victim — Call our firm today!
Thousands of people die in the U.S. each year from medication errors. Any individual involved in prescribing medications can be held liable for medication errors. This may include prescriptions filled by physicians, nurses, hospitals, hospital pharmacy departments, pharmacists, and the pharmaceutical manufacturer. If you believe you received the wrong medication and have suffered harm from it, call the medical malpractice team at Walker, Hamilton & Kearns right away.
If you have suffered harm from medication, call our firm now to discuss your case.