Medication Errors Lawsuit Claims Lawyer
One of the most frequent types of medical malpractice injuries are medication errors. Whether the medication is administered at a hospital or doctor’s office or received at a pharmacy, medication errors can cause serious injuries, health complications and death. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to medication errors, you need an experienced medication error lawsuit claim lawyer to review your case. Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC is a top personal injury lawyer in Duluth, GA, that handles medication error claims.
The medication you receive from your doctors and pharmacists can help improve your health and even save your life. However, if you are given the wrong dosage or a completely different medication, it could cause extensive harm. Medication errors can cause harm in two ways – either the medication causes an injury or the lack of the correct medication results in serious health issues. In either case, the medical professional that negligently dispenses the wrong medication is responsible and liable for the injuries their mistakes cause.
Common Types of Medication Errors
There are thousands of different medications that are by prescription only, meaning they are a controlled substance that a doctor must recommend or administer to patients. It is estimated that preventable medication errors occur over a million times per year in the U.S. and account for thousands of deaths and injuries. Some common types of medication errors that can result in injury or death include:
- Pharmacies filling prescriptions with the wrong dosage or medication
- Dispensing the wrong mixture or dosage of medication
- Hospital staff administering the wrong medication or wrong dosage/frequency
- Incorrect labeling or instructions on medication
- Doctor prescribes the wrong medication
Receiving the wrong medication or not receiving the medication you need can cause serious injury or death. If you or a loved one have been harmed by a negligent medication error in Georgia, contact our experienced legal team at Keith D. Leshine Attorney at Law, LLC. We can review your claim and offer legal advice on your options. If we handle your medication errors injury or wrongful death claim, we will fight for you and your family to receive the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.