Prescription Medication Errors and Medicine Mistakes
As many as 1,000,000 deaths annually are due to prescription medication errors, also known as medication mistakes. Medication errors can be to medical malpractice on the part of a doctor, or nurse practitioner, or due to a pharmacy error. Common prescription medication errors include:
- prescribing the wrong medicine: where the correct medicine is prescribed, but the wrong medicine is dispensed;
- confusion of drug names: where there is a disconnect between the name of the drug prescribed, and the name of a similar drug that is dispensed;
- dangerous drug combinations: where medications that are safe individually are dangerous when combined; and
- side effects: where medications are prescribed to people who will adversely react to the side effects.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict medical malpractice cases involving prescription medication errors. If you or your baby have been injured due to a prescription medical mistake, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York medical malpractice and birth injury attorney, contact us now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.