MARYLAND MEDICAL MALPRACTICE – PRESCRIPTION DRUG ERRORS WASHINGTON D.C.
With the proliferation of prescription drugs on the market, many with similar names but very different uses, instances of medical malpractice due to prescription drug errors has become proliferated. According to statistics, more than 1.5 million people are affected by prescription drug errors on an annual basis. Prescription drug errors can have devastating consequences on the life and health of the patient, and these medical errors can lead to the tragic demise of the patient. Patients should be able to reasonably expect that the medications prescribed are the correct medication and will treat the illness for which the medication is prescribed. When the wrong medication is prescribed and the patient’s illness worsens or the patient suffers adverse consequences, the patient has become a victim of medical malpractice. Robinson & Associates has skilled and qualified attorneys that can help victims of medical malpractice and prescription drug errors. Robinson & Associates, medical malpractice lawyers, has offices in Maryland and Washington D.C. and can assist victims of medical negligence in neighboring states on a case by case basis.
Prescription drug errors can occur for various reasons. One of the causes of prescription drug error is simply human error. The physician prescribing the medication may write down the name of the medication incorrectly or the pharmacist may incorrectly read the physicians prescription hand writing. Because many prescription drugs have similar names, the physician or pharmacist may get them confused. Even though these drugs may have similar names, they may have very different uses. In some cases, prescriptions are called in to the pharmacist by the physician’s office. The person at the doctor’s office calling in the prescription may give the wrong drug name or dosage or the person taking the prescription at the pharmacy may write down the prescription incorrectly. There are numerous occasions for human error to come into play in regard to prescription drug errors. When the prescription is filled correctly, the patient may take the wrong dosage or the drug may adversely interact with other medications taken by the patient. We offer free detailed case review in prescription error cases. After reviewing the facts of your case, we can determine how to proceed.
Victims of medical malpractice in Maryland, stemming from prescription drug errors may be entitled to financial reimbursement by those responsible for the error resulting in medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages. Because cases of medical malpractice involve a very detailed review and examination of medical records, victims of medical malpractice are advised to retain the services of experienced and skilled legal counsel. It is important that those persons responsible for the victim’s injuries or untimely death be held accountable for their negligence. Physicians, nurses, and other licensed healthcare providers can be held liable for financial damages if it can be proven that their actions were the proximate cause of the victim’s injuries.
When searching for legal representation for a Maryland medical malpractice claim involving prescription drug errors you should to seek qualified counsel in this complicated area of the law. Robinson & Associates will review your malpractice negligence case at no charge to you and determine if you have a matter which should be pursued.