Medication Errors Attorneys Help You Recover Compensation for Injuries Caused by Negligent Healthcare Providers
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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 82% of Americans take at least one prescription medication with 29% taking five or more. With these kinds of statistics, it is easy to see that medication errors have the potential to negatively impact nearly everyone. As the number of medication errors rise, so does the number of the innocent victims injured due to mistakes and negligence of others. At Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC, our injury and malpractice attorneys routinely accept cases involving medication errors that have led to significant and long-term health complications for victims and their families. We’re ready to work hard to get you the restitution you deserve to move on with your life in the best position possible.
What are the most common types of medication mistakes?
Roughly 1.3 million people suffer injuries related to medication errors and nearly $3.5 billion dollars are paid out for adverse drug events each year. The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCCMERP) specifically defines a medication error as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient or consumer.” These types of mistakes occur when any health care provider or professional
• Prescribes the wrong type of medication
• Orders the wrong dosage of a medication
• Fails to assess the patient’s medical history and current prescription drug usage
• Mis-labels a medication
• Fails to properly communicate with other providers and/or the patient
• Fails to adequately educate the patient about the medication
• Fails to monitor the patient’s continued use of the medication
• Fails to properly maintain and store the medication
All of these types of medication errors have the potential to lead to severe health complications and even death.
What to do if you think your doctor or pharmacist may have made a mistake
Prescription medications are often potent drugs that have the ability to cause serious injuries if used improperly. An experienced pharmaceutical errors attorney thoroughly investigates your case by gathering medical records and evidence to support your claims and working with experts to ensure your case has the best chance at a favorable judgment. Our attorneys take on all types of prescription drug cases involving some of the most popular drugs including:
If you’ve suffered additional health complications and medical expenses due to a medication mistake, seek the advice and guidance of a team of attorneys with experience handling all types of prescription drug cases.
Our medication error attorneys are committed to providing personalized service and cutting-edge legal theories
If you have questions or concerns about your prescription medications, contact the attorneys at Osborne & Francis Law Firm PLLC to get legal advice and guidance you can rely on. We offer free consultations from our offices in east Boca Raton and Orlando. We accept cases on a contingency fee basis, so call us at 561-293-2600 or send an email to schedule an appointment at your convenience.