Many people consume daily medications to stay healthy. Other people consume medications when they’re ill. When people pop their pills they trust that their pharmacists dispensed the correct medications. Mis-filled prescriptions are rare, but deadly. If you were harmed, or you lost a loved one, because of a medication error you need to contact an Atlanta medication error lawyer.
Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers have successfully represented medication error victims for decades. We’ve got what it takes to win the best result for you. In fact, we recently represented a child that suffered a brain injury when a national drugstore mis-filled his prescription. That case settled for $2.1 million dollars.
Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review with our Atlanta medication error lawyers. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got the answers.
Medication Error Types
Our lawyers frequently handle the following types of medication error cases:
Doctor Medication Errors
When a doctor prescribes a new medicine, they should review the patient’s medical file to confirm that the patient isn’t allergic to that medicine. Doctors should also confirm that the patient isn’t taking a medicine that could harmfully interact with their new medicine.
Many doctors treat so many patients each day that they don’t have time to review each patient’s medical file. Also, some doctors are distracted when they write their prescriptions. As a result, they occasionally prescribe the wrong medications.
Some doctors also prescribe the wrong medicine dosage. If the dosage is too low, the patient won’t receive sufficient therapeutic benefits. If the dosage is too high, the patient may suffer harmful side effects.
Call an Atlanta medication error lawyer ASAP if a doctor prescribed you a harmful medication.
Pharmacist Medication Errors
Many doctors handwrite their prescriptions. If the doctor’s handwriting is illegible, the pharmacist may struggle to fill the prescription. Pharmacists are trained to call the doctor’s office if they have any questions about the prescription. Unfortunately, some pharmacists dispense medicines without confirming the prescription details. Those careless errors can have deadly consequences.
Pharmacists must also confirm that their patients’ new medicines won’t harmfully interact with their other active medicines. Patients’ active prescriptions are stored in an electronic database. Pharmacists should always check that database before dispensing a new medicine.
Nurse Medication Errors
Many nurses dispense patient medicines. Patient medicines come in many forms, such as pills, liquids, and shots. Nurses must dilute some medicines before they give them to their patients. Otherwise, their patients won’t receive the medicine’s therapeutic effects.
If a nurse failed to properly administer your medications, you should contact an Atlanta medication error lawyer.
Our Atlanta Medication Error Lawyers Can Help You
When you suffer a medication error injury, you may have many questions. Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers will answer all of your questions. Just give us a call. We’re here to help you win justice.
Call us today at (404) 939-9470. Also, you may fill-out our online contact form to schedule a free case review.