Medication Errors Can Have Serious Consequences — Get Legal Counsel
Who was responsible for your medication error and the resulting compensation? An investigation of your case may yield surprising results. Prescribing physicians, pharmacists and nursing staff all share the responsibility to properly treat patients with prescription medications. Any medical provider or care giver may be at fault. Sometimes the staff at a hospital, nursing home or residential health care facility commit serious medication errors that can harm the very people they are supposed to protect.
Medication errors can have devastating effects, including brain damage, nerve damage, kidney damage or liver damage. If you believe that you or a family member was seriously injured or a loved one died as a result of receiving the wrong prescription or an overdose, enlist our firm to get advice from an experienced attorney without delay.
Doctor, Nurse And Pharmacist Negligence
Medication errors can vary from errors committed by the doctor or nurse to errors committed by the pharmacy responsible for filling the prescription. At the Law Offices of Gary Osborne & Associates, we conduct thorough investigations regarding all types of medication and prescription errors that have harmed our clients in the Toledo metro area, Sylvania and this entire region of Ohio. Request a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
Examples of medicine-related mistakes include:
- Prescribing the wrong drug
- Filling a prescription with the wrong drug
- Failing to clarify allergies or reactions when combined with other medications
- Prescribing an improper dose of a drug
- Misfiling the dose
- Administering too much anesthesia
- Failing to warn patient of dangerous interactions or possible side effects
Many clients come to us in search of answers to why a medication error occurred. They are more interested in holding doctors and nursing personnel accountable than they are in the idea of obtaining financial compensation. In fact, part of a successful medical malpractice claim or lawsuit is the requirement that a health care institution put systems in place to prevent future medication errors.
At the same time, injured clients and their families often have very real financial needs as a result of serious medication errors. Medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation, long-term care and, in some cases, funeral expenses may threaten to bankrupt a family. Family members may experience extraordinary grief and suffering as a result of their loved one’s unnecessary death.