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Philadelphia Prescription Error Lawyer

While the vast majority of prescription medications help to improve people’s lives, the negligent mismanagement of prescriptions can kill. Prescription errors like mislabeling doses, failing to ask patients about other drugs they are taking, and record mistakes that lead to the filing of incorrect prescriptions are all examples of medical malpractice. When it comes to drug errors, any number of healthcare providers could potentially be to blame: the doctor who prescribed the medication, the nurse who administered the medication, or the pharmacist who filled the medication. In order for your medical malpractice claim to be successful in recovering your damages, identifying the correct party, and proving who the error occurred, is necessary. Here at The Villari Firm, PLLC, our Philadelphia prescription error lawyer has experience in all types of prescription drug errors and injuries, and is ready to help you hold the negligent party accountable.

How did the Prescription Error Happen?

Getting a straight answer from a doctor, hospital, or pharmacy is like pulling teeth. All parties will deny negligence, and may even blame the victim themselves. In order to win a medical malpractice claim, you must prove that one or more healthcare professionals breached the standard of care. And to do this, you need to identify where the error occurred, and why the party or parties were responsible.

  • Doctor Error—Doctors have the responsibility of prescribing the right type and dose of medication to treat a patient’s condition.
    • Incorrect diagnosis, resulting in giving the patient the wrong medication
    • Not taking other health concerns into effect when prescribing a medication
    • Prescribing the wrong dose
    • Failing to identify negative interactions with other drugs
    • Failing to ask the patient about allergic reactions of various drugs
  • Nurse Error—Nurses are responsible for appropriately administering medication in hospitals. This includes administering medications both orally and intravenously.
    • Administering too much of a medication
    • Not administering enough of a medication
    • Failing to stick to the medication schedule
    • Main line errors for intravenous drugs
    • Giving a patient another patient’s medications
    • Failing to update the patient’s records
  • Pharmacist Error—Pharmacists are responsible not only for filling mediation correctly and informing patients about how to take various medications, but also for cross checking the patient’s medical history and identifying potential negative interactions between medications.
    • Filling a prescription for the wrong patient
    • Illegible labeling
    • Failing to discuss how often and when a drug should be taken
    • Failing to identify negative interactions with other drugs
    • Failing to ask the patient about allergic reactions of various drugs

Contact a Philadelphia Prescription Drug Error Lawyer Today

Prescription drug errors can lead to organ damage, heart attack, stroke, brain damage, and death. Tragically, tens of thousands of patients are severely harmed every year by prescription drug errors caused by doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. Here at The Villari Firm, our Philadelphia prescription drug error lawyers help victims and their loved ones recover compensation for damages such as medical bills, pain and suffering, future cost of medical care, loss of joy of life, and much more. Call us today at 215-372-8889 for a free consultation.

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