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Philadelphia Medication & Pharmaceutical Errors Lawyer

Receiving the wrong medication or the incorrect dose can have devastating effects on a patient, especially when they are already in a fragile medical condition. Medication and pharmaceutical errors is a serious form of medical malpractice. If you or a loved one were harmed because a doctor prescribed the wrong type of medication, or a pharmacy filled your prescription incorrectly, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. The Philadelphia medication and pharmaceutical error lawyer at The Villari Firm, PLLC can help you recover these damages by filing a claim with the appropriate party.

Identifying the Negligent Party

Medication errors can lead to poorly managed pain or underlying condition, birth defects, brain damage, cardiac arrest, stroke, and even death. In fact, thousands of Americans die every year due to pharmaceutical errors that were not their fault. Determining how the medication error occurred is the first step in a successful medical malpractice claim. There could be various negligent parties, depending on the healthcare setting in which the medication error occurred.

  • Physician—Doctors are responsible for diagnosing illnesses and injuries, prescribing medication, asking the patient about their family and medical history (including potential allergic reactions to various medications), asking the patient what other medications they are currently taking, and more. A doctor may be negligent if they did not take into account the patient’s weight, health history, or other symptoms. They may be negligent, for example, if they prescribed the wrong dose, prescribed a medication that interacts with another prescription or over the counter medication that the patient is taking, or if the diagnosis was incorrect.
  • Nurse—Nurses are the party that generally administers medications to patients, either orally or intravenously. A failure in sticking to the medication schedule, a miscalculation of the dose, or making changes to the dose in the computer are potential examples of nurse negligence.
  • Pharmacist—Pharmacies in hospitals, clinics, and third-party pharmacists such as Walgreens and CVS, all have a duty to administer the right type and dose of medication. Failure to do so can result in serious harm to the patient. Other forms of negligence include mislabeling the medication, labeling it in a way that is illegible, failing to identify how two prescription medications might interact, or failing to warn the patient about how to take the medication.

Contact a Philadelphia Medication and Pharmaceutical Error Lawyer Today

Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and hospitals can all be held responsible for a patient’s damages if there was an error with a prescribed medication. If you or a loved one suffered any adverse effect from an incorrectly prescribed, filled, or administered medication, we strongly urge you to seek legal action to recover your damages, which may include medical expenses and future projected medical costs, lost income, lost earning capacity due to disability, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and much more. To learn more about your options and about what our Philadelphia medication and pharmaceutical error lawyer at The Villari Firm can do for you, call us today at 215-372-8889 for a free consultation.

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