Medication Mistakes Lawyers in Maryland
Being prescribed the wrong medication or in a wrong dose can have serious repercussions putting your health at risk. Healthcare professionals must take certain steps to ensure that you receive the correct dosage and type of drug. Unfortunately, medication errors do occur due to inattentive or negligent doctors, nurses, or pharmacists. These mistakes can be serious as they may deprive you of necessary medication, cause a potential risk of an adverse reaction to the unintended drug, or ultimately cause an overdose due to incorrect dosing.
If you or a loved one have experienced health issues as a result of a medication mistake, you should speak to a legal professional about your situation. At Potter Burnett Law, our legal team has represented countless individuals who have suffered the negative results of medical negligence. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll such mistakes can take on you and your family. We are here to give you the voice you need, to protect your rights, and to fight for the compensation to which you are entitled when you have endured preventable harm.
Medication Mistakes in Healthcare
Medication errors can occur in hospitals, doctors’ offices, and urgent care facilities where medical professionals may be subject to emergencies, high stress, and a hectic pace. As a result, miscommunications and mistakes can occur. In hospitals, medications can be wrongly administered such as through a wrong route, for a wrong duration, as well as wrong dose. Many medications have similar names making it easy to dispense or prescribe incorrectly.
Medical professionals may be considered negligent if they:
- Prescribe or give a patient the wrong dosage
- Prescribe or give a patient an unintended medication
- Fail to obtain a patient’s medical history regarding prescription drug use
- Fail to warn a patient of all risks and side effects associated with a prescribed medication
- Prescribe or give a patient a dangerous mix of various prescription drugs
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), 7,000 to 9,000 individuals die every year due to medication errors. Hundreds of thousands of others experience adverse drug reactions or other complications. This leads to psychological, physical, and financial repercussions for patients who must be treated to repair or reverse the harm done, adding to their stress, loss of wages or income, co-pays for treatment, and other damages.
Why You Need Potter Burnett Law
In the wake of a medication mistake, you will likely be dealing with an insurance company. These companies will often try to settle your claim quickly with an amount that fails to give you fair value. Our firm has been dealing with these companies for years and we know how they operate. We are prepared to fight for the full value of your claim every step of the way. Our skilled and experienced trial lawyers are never afraid to take your case to court if that is what it takes to help you pursue a full and fair result.
Ready to discuss your case with one of our legal team? Contact us at (301) 804-6784 today.
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