Medication Errors Are Among The Most Common Forms Of Medical Malpractice
Despite advances in pharmaceutical science, there is always a human element in the delivery of drugs to patients. Powerful drugs have the potential to cause serious and irreversible harm when used incorrectly.
The Worcester medical malpractice lawyers of Ellis Law Offices will investigate if your loved one suffered injury or died after receiving medications. We hold physicians, pharmacists, nurses and hospitals accountable for mistakes in prescribing, dispensing or administering drugs.
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We handle medical negligence cases in central Massachusetts and statewide, including lawsuits for medication errors. Arrange a free consultation today to have us explore your suspicions.
The Right Drug In The Right Dose At The Right Time
Many thousands of patients are harmed each year by medication mistakes, despite medical training, hospital protocols and available technology designed to prevent such tragedies. The following medication errors may constitute medical malpractice:
- Prescribing the wrong medication or similar-sounding drug
- Failure to account for known drug allergies
- Dangerous cross-reactions with other medications
- Delivering the wrong dose
- Failure to administer needed medications on time
- Failure to obtain patient consent
- Pharmacy misfills or mix-ups
- Discharging patients with insufficient instructions (dosage, side effects, etc.)
Holding Medical Providers Accountable
Medication mistakes can trigger cardiac arrest, stroke, brain damage, organ damage, nerve damage and other lasting harm. Patients may require extensive rehab or round-the-clock care. Some ultimately die from complications of drug errors. Our skilled lawyers pursue compensation for the costs of medical intervention and future care, lost wages and earning capacity, and pain and suffering, or commensurate damages for wrongful death.
Our ability to pinpoint errors and explain them to a jury has resulted in many malpractice verdicts. Our reputation for results also brings medical providers and their insurers to the negotiation table. We will put our full resources behind your case to maximize your recovery.
Free Consultation And Case Evaluation
If we take your case, you owe no attorney fees unless we obtain compensation. Contact Ellis Law Offices today to find out if you have a viable case. If you cannot come to our offices in Worcester or Fitchburg, we can come to you at your home or hospital.