Which Could Lead To Serious Injury
Every year, tens of millions of Americans across the country take prescription medications to treat or cure illnesses. When doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals correctly write, fill, and otherwise handle patients’ prescriptions, patients can be effectively treated for almost any ailment. However, often times, prescription malpractice or prescription error occurs, which can have devastating effects on the patient and the patient’s family. Each year, nearly 1.3 million Americans are injured or killed as a result of prescription malpractice. Prescription errors are incredibly common in hospitals and nursing homes, with experts estimating an average of one mistake per patient is made every day. What is extremely alarming about these statistics is the fact that all of these injuries and deaths could be avoided. If you or a loved one experienced an injury or death as a result of the prescription malpractice of a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional, contact the prescription error lawyers of Abbott Law Group today.
Prescription Error Injuries Seen In Malpractice Cases
Not many people stop to think about the risks of picking up their medications from the pharmacy. Most people believe that the doctors and pharmacists get these things right 100% of the time because they prescribe and fill medications every single day. However, prescription malpractice and prescription errors occur on a daily basis and can occur in a number of ways, including but not limited to:
A doctor providing the wrong prescription instructions to the patient;
A doctor prescribing a medication that can cause a dangerous drug interaction with another medication the patient is prescribed to;
A doctor prescribing the wrong dosage of a medication;
A doctor prescribing a medication to which the patient is allergic;
A pharmacist incorrectly reading a doctor’s prescription instructions;
A pharmacist who accidently fills the wrong medication or dosage;
A nurse who dispenses the wrong medication or dosage to the patient.
After these prescription errors occur, they can have tragic consequences for patients, which can occur immediately after taking the medication or several days or weeks later. Some of the serious consequences of prescription malpractice include patient overdose, toxicity, poisoning, stroke, kidney failure, and even death. The Abbott Law Group prescription malpractice attorneys are currently investigating claims on behalf of patients who experienced an injury or death as a result of medical malpractice or nursing negligence that led to a medication mistake.
Prescription Malpractice Lawyers
If you have experienced an injury as a result of prescription malpractice or a prescription error on the part of a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional, you may be legally entitled to compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. The prescription malpractice lawyers of Abbott Law Group have over thirty years of experience handling complex personal injury and medical malpractice. In addition to regularly handling prescription malpractice or prescription error cases, the lawyers of Abbott Law Group similarly handle cases involving diagnostic errors, anesthesia errors, emergency room errors, and surgical errors. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.