Medication errors happen a lot more often than one would expect. According to the Food and Drug Administration, “A medication error is any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or harm to a patient.”
Since 2000, the FDAhas received more than 95,000 reports of medication errors.
When a doctor or pharmacist is negligent, patients may experience extreme and even life-threatening consequences. If you have suffered because of the carelessness of a medical professional with your medication, you need an experienced lawyer on your side to help you get the compensation you deserve.
How Medication Errors Occur
One way that medication error can occur is when doctors prescribe the incorrect medication for a patient’s condition. If a patient is misdiagnosed by a doctor and takes medication for a condition they don’t have, his or her body might react badly. They may also prescribe too much of a medication, leading to an overdose.
Another instance might be because of human error at the pharmacy. If the pharmacist is not careful, they may fill your prescription with the wrong medication. This may lead to physical or mental issues — sometimes even death.
If you have suffered because of the carelessness of a doctor or pharmacist, you are likely entitled to compensation. The first way to do that would be to prove that the defendant acted negligently and did not adhere to a certain standard of care.
Have you suffered due to medication error?
The only way to know if you have a medication error case is to talk to an experienced lawyer about your options. The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone is ready to fight for you to receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.