Florida Medication and Prescription Errors Attorneys
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries due to medication or prescription errors, Freedland Harwin Valori, PL can help. We have been recognized nationally for our work on some of the most significant medical malpractice and pharmaceutical liability claims in the country. For example – we recently secured $4,250,000 in a settlement for one client due to a prescription error and have secured almost two billion dollars on behalf from pharmaceutical companies related to their conduct improperly marketing prescription drugs.
We are proud of the outstanding results secured for clients but we also know that medical malpractice claims are not only about the money. Along with maximum financial recovery, they are about achieving justice for wrongfully injured patients or on behalf of deceased loved ones. We are committed to helping injured patients hold negligent physician and healthcare centers accountable for mistakes such as medication errors in Florida. Explore your legal options and get advice during a free consultation with one of our lawyers.
About Medication Errors
A medication error can be a catastrophic event for a patient who relies on the correct prescription. Drugs to control symptoms or prevent serious ailments such as heart attack or stroke are life-saving. Patients cannot afford mistakes at the hospital or pharmacy that put them at risk of taking the wrong drug, not getting the right drug, adverse medication interactions, allergic reactions, or overdoses. Common types of medication errors include:
- Doctor failing to review a patient’s current medications
- A doctor prescribing the wrong drug
- A pharmacy misinterpreting a doctor’s handwriting
- Pharmacy filling a prescription with the wrong drug
- Pharmacy mixing up patients or prescriptions
- Nurse administering the wrong drug or dosage
- Dangerous drug interaction that should have been anticipated by pharmacy and doctor
One of the most common ways medication errors occur is when a healthcare provider negligently fails to realize that a patient has a drug allergy or is taking another drug that will result in contraindication or a dangerous drug reaction. This can occur when a doctor does not take appropriate time with a patient, does not adeuquately review medical records, or otherwise fails to take proper care in writing a new prescription. Other common errors occur at the pharmacy when pharmacists dispense the incorrect prescriptions or drugs.
Get Help with a Medication or Prescription Error Claim
With millions of residents living in Florida, the risk of medication errors is unfortunately quite high. It is the duty of every physician, pharmacy, and nursing home to pay attention when prescribing and administering drugs. Failure to adhere to accepted standards within the medical community, resulting in patient harm or death, could be the subject of a medical malpractice case in Florida. The legal team of Freedland Harwin Valori, PL works hard to defend the rights of injured patients throughout the state and might be able to help you.
If you believe the cause of your injuries or of a loved one’s unexpected death was a medication or prescription error, contact us. We will discuss your case for free during a no obligation legal consultation. If we believe there are grounds to bring a medical malpractice claim against a doctor, hospital, or pharmacy, we will file your claim in a timely manner. Unlike many other firms who might be ttoo busy and overloaded to dedicate enough time to individual cases, we are here to help you seek financial compensation for a harmful medication error. Call (954) 467-6400 today.