Medical Malpractice Attorney/Medication Errors Lawyer – Let Us Help You
A Reputation for Excellence
Medication mistakes can lead to severe injuries and death. With offices in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and Orlando, we are skilled and experienced medication error counsel dedicated to protecting your rights. Our law firm obtains maximum compensation for victims of pharmacy malpractice. We have a strong reputation with the judges and trial lawyers in our community as a result of our skill, integrity, decades of experience, and our relentless advocacy on behalf of our clients. Our clients are treated with care and a deep commitment to ensuring that their legal rights are protected.
Skilled and Dedicated Medical Malpractice/Pharmacy Errors Attorney
We treat our clients the way that we would want to be treated, with competence, commitment, personal attention and compassion. Our law firm holds pharmacies, drug manufacturers, hospitals, clinics, outpatient facilities, long-term care facilities, rehab facilities, doctors, pharmacists, and nurses responsible for pharmacy malpractice. Our firm is highly selective in the prescription error claims that we pursue. We are fierce advocates, who are well aware of our responsibility to secure our clients’ financial futures, and prevent others from being harmed by similar types of misconduct. As a result of our negotiation and litigation acumen, we are often able to obtain compensation for our clients without having to go trial.
Victims of pharmacy malpractice may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost income, medical expenses, lost support and services, loss of companionship, loss of parental instruction and guidance, loss of enjoyment of life, and punitive damages.
Common Types of Errors
- Manufacturing, marketing and selling dangerous drugs and medications
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Dispensing the wrong medication
- Providing medication to the wrong patient
- Providing an overdose or an underdose that fails to treat the patient’s condition and allows it to progress
- Improper administration
- Failure to identify preexisting conditions
- Failure to detect allergies and harmful drug interactions
- Inaccurate patient information
- Poor documentation
- Failure to monitor and follow-up
- correct or incomplete instructions
- Drug mislabeling
- Compounding errors
- Defective medical devices
Causes of Mistakes
- High volume of prescriptions
- Long shifts
- Time pressure to fill and administer medications
- Constant interruptions
- Similar sounding medication names
- Similar drug labels and packaging
- Failure to implement appropriate systems and policies
- Failure to follow statutes, regulations and procedures
- Delegation of responsibilities to interns, clerks and technicians
- Inadequate training
- Poor supervision
- Insurance paperwork
- Dangerous, defective and tainted drugs and medications
- Improper abbreviations
- Labeling errors
Number of Patients Affected by Prescription Mistakes
According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, approximately one million three hundred thousand patients are injured annually by medication mistakes. The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that over one hundred thousand Americans die every year from adverse drug reactions. The National Institutes of Health report that on an annual basis, adverse drug events cause over three million five hundred thousand office visits, and over one million emergency department visits. Pharmacy mistakes have an impact on over seven million patients, and cost over twenty-one billion dollars annually in healthcare costs. The largest pharmacy chains in the United States include CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, Kroger, Target, Publix, and Costco.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a prescription error, make sure to keep all of the remaining medications, bottles, receipts, packaging and paperwork. Immediately obtain the names and contact information for all of the parties involved. Document your symptoms, treatment, purchase and consumption of the medication.
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For a free and confidential consultation with a medical malpractice/medication errors attorney in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Orlando, call us or fill out the form below.
We assist clients who have been seriously injured or lost loved ones due to pharmacy errors. Our firm takes all pharmacy negligence cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that you do not pay attorney’s fees until we obtain a recovery on your behalf.
Remember, there are strict statutes of limitations that apply to cases involving prescription errors. If you miss the applicable deadline, your case will be dismissed and you will recover nothing. So call us today. We will meet with you, listen, and explain your options.