Pharmaceutical errors reportedly cause at least one death every day and injure approximately 1.3 million people annually in the United States. Even more shocking, an estimated 106,000 deaths occur every year from no-error, avoidable medication errors. In a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, drug errors occurred in nearly one of five written prescriptions in a typical 2000-bed hospital, which translates to about two errors per patient daily. The most common errors were giving patients medication at the wrong time or missing a dose. All of this means that prescription errors are a fact of life for medical care providers. That is why you need the medical malpractice law team at Percy Law Group, PC, on your side.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a prescription error, contact us for a free initial consultation about your case. We stay focused on your case, your needs, your results, all the while fighting to protect your right to recover full, fair and complete compensation. That is our promise to you.
Our personal injury law team at Taunton will stay focused on you and your results in obtaining the maximum financial recovery as soon as possible. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a prescription error, our experienced lawyers will look for all liable parties. We hold obstetricians, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, other medical staff, and the medical facility accountable when their negligent actions result in an injury.
We investigate the incident reviewing hospital policies, medical records, and other information. We utilize leading medical experts to determine if the care provided was substandard and therefore medical malpractice. We act quickly to preserve evidence, such as medical records, before they are tampered with or destroyed.
Through jury trial or insurance settlement, our personal injury law attorneys will seek maximum compensation for medical expenses and future care, loss of wages and lost earning potential, and other damages such as loss of enjoyment. When these accidents turn fatal, we also represent surviving families in filing wrongful death lawsuits.
Pharmaceutical injuries are sometimes difficult to identify. The damage may result from multiple sources, such as when two or more drugs interact improperly, or, the manufacturer may have failed to adequately test its drug; Vioxx and Baycol, among others, were alleged to have had side effects that were not disclosed by the pharmaceutical companies. In some situations, a company neglected to accurately report the side effects of taking a drug.
The damage victims suffer from pharmaceutical negligence can be anywhere from very minor to fatal. A pharmacist might incorrectly fill a prescription causing many potential consequences to a patient.
Pharmacy mistakes range from providing a patient the incorrect dosage of a medicine (either too strong, or too weak, for the medical need), or giving the wrong medicine altogether. It is also possible that injury may have resulted from a doctor prescribing a medicine that is inappropriate for the patient, causing the patient to have additional medical condition.
Pharmaceutical and prescription drug errors harm innocent people. It is important that you find a lawyer who has the experience and talent to represent you fully.
Contact our personal injury team as soon as possible after the accident so that our experienced lawyers can investigate promptly. We visit victims at their home or hospital in a free initial consultation, including evenings and weekends. We take injury cases on a contingency fee — you pay no attorneys fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation. Our personal injury lawyers have the experience, and would be pleased to consult with you when you are choosing who will represent you. We offer compassion and support while aggressively pursuing justice.
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