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Prescription medications provide incredible benefits to patients, but only when they are properly prescribed and dispensed. Unfortunately, patients too often receive the wrong drug or the wrong dosage, or encounter complications from drug interactions an alert prescriber or pharmacist should have prevented. At the Guirl Law Firm, our medical malpractice attorney holds healthcare providers accountable for harm caused by careless management of prescription drugs. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a prescription drug error, you can trust our firm to pursue full and fair compensation.
From the moment a doctor considers prescribing a drug, to the point at which the patient takes the medication, numerous errors can be made. Poor communication is often the culprit. Doctors with illegible handwriting create problems for pharmacists trying to interpret the instructions on a prescription. Drug names are often very similar, so one product can easily be mistaken for another. Poor recordkeeping is also a problem, especially in a hospital or nursing home setting. When recordkeeping is lax, shift nurses may not know whether a patient received medication at the appointed time, or that a doctor recently changed the drug or dosage. The consequences for the patient are enormous.
In our medical malpractice cases, common prescription errors we see include:
Proving a prescription drug error was made, and that the error caused harm to the patient, can be a complex task. Our firm has the experience and resources to investigate thoroughly and get to the facts. Whether the error was made prescribing the drugs, filling the prescription, or dispensing the drugs, we work diligently to hold the negligent parties accountable.
When healthcare providers handle prescription drugs carelessly, patients suffer. Our medical malpractice attorney can help you recover damages from negligence that caused you harm. To get the advice you need and positive results in your malpractice case, call the Guirl Law Firm any time, 24-hours a day, at 314-399-8051 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.
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