Prescription medications are supposed to make a person better. However, an error with a medication can have severe consequences.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), medication errors result in over 7,000 deaths each year in the U.S., as well as hundreds of thousands of illnesses and injuries. While some of these errors go unnoticed, the FDA estimates that a prescription error occurs in one in five doses given to patients in hospitals.
If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a medication error, you may be able to hold the responsible party or parties accountable with the help of an experienced Boca Raton medical malpractice lawyer.
Guidance Through Complex Prescription Error Cases
Medication error cases can be very difficult to navigate. However, our firm knows the law, knows what to look for, and is very thorough in our investigation of prescription errors. The types of errors that our firm can help you with include:
Prescribing the wrong medication
Dispensing the wrong medication
Prescribing an incorrect dosage
Miscommunication between the doctor and pharmacist
Failure to guard against harmful interactions
Failure to recognize drug allergies
Mislabeled prescription drugs
Failure to provide the proper explanation and drug consultation regarding side effects
Not checking for drug interactions
Fortunately, most prescription errors can be prevented by medical and pharmacy staff members. It is all about paying close attention to procedures and specific details.
Seeking Justice For You
It is important to seek justice for you and/or your loved one, should he/she be a victim of pharmaceutical negligence. All resources are used to ascertain the facts and circumstances giving rise to the prescription error so that all responsible parties may be held accountable. Your Florida medical malpractice lawyer will fight for you every step of the way to recover compensation for damages caused as a result of the negligence. In the meantime, it is good to remain informed about medications so that you can identify when something may occur that could result in serious injury or death.
Contact A Boca Raton Medical Malpractice Attorney
Prescription errors can lead to catastrophic consequences including serious illness or death. Doctors, pharmacists, and a number of other health care providers have play an important role in ensuring that a person receives the right medication and the right dosage. When a mishap occurs the end result can be devastating. At the Law Offices of Ronald M. Zakarin, P.A., we are there to help the victims and the families of victims hold negligent parties accountable by seeking compensation for losses incurred as a result of the negligent act. To learn more about what we can do for you, call us at 561-338-5297 to schedule a free consultation.