Medication Errors

Orlando Medication Error Attorney

Trusted Medical Malpractice Lawyers for Over 40 Years

Medication errors are unfortunately more common in general practice and hospitals than many people realize. Any error in the act of writing or filling a prescription can result in serious harm to a patient.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a medication error, you may be entitled to compensation. We encourage you to contact The Maher Law Firm to discuss your potential case with an Orlando medical malpractice attorney. Trusted since 1969, we have the skill, knowledge, and resources necessary to pursue maximum results in complex medical malpractice cases. We stop at nothing to hold medical professionals and hospitals accountable when their negligence causes preventable harm to innocent patients.

Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.

Common Causes of Medication Errors

Doctors and pharmacists are well compensated for their duty to accurately assess a patient’s health and provide access to the appropriate medications. When an error occurs that compromises a patient’s health, the law is on the side of the victim.

Errors can happen at any step in the prescribing process. Lapses of judgment, complex or undefined procedures, unintended omissions, inadequate communication, and even poor handwriting can all contribute to a potentially life-threatening medication error.

Common medication errors include:

  • Prescribing the wrong medication
  • Prescribing the wrong dosage of a medication
  • Filling the incorrect medication
  • Filling the incorrect dosage
  • Prescribing a medication without considering the patient’s list of allergens
  • Prescribing a medication that causes adverse side effects when used with other medications
  • Failing to counsel the patient on how to properly use the medication

Take Action by Speaking with an Attorney

It is important to know that you have a legal right to take action against the person responsible for your injuries. An experienced and trusted Orlando medical malpractice lawyer at The Maher Law Firm can thoroughly investigate your case and help you pursue compensation for your losses, including your medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of wages and/or earning capacity, and more.

Call our office today to speak with an attorney at no cost to you: (855) 338-0720.