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Medication errors can occur at all stages of the health care process. From failing to identify patients’ existing medications to improperly filling prescriptions at neighborhood pharmacies, numerous different types of mistakes can lead to severe consequences. At Searcy Denney, we have decades of experience representing victims of medication errors, and our Tallahassee medication error attorneys are committed to helping victims recover just compensation for their losses
Our medical malpractice attorneys handle cases involving medication errors resulting from the negligence of individual health care providers (such as physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and pharmacists) as well as administrative errors committed by hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and other medical facilities. While each case requires a careful and comprehensive assessment of the particular facts and circumstances involved, some of the most-common types of medication errors include:
By their nature, all medication errors are preventable. If you believe that you or a family member may have experienced a medication error, it is important that you speak with our Tallahassee medication error attorneys promptly to discuss your legal rights and determine if you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Medication errors can have a broad range of different effects. Anyone who has concerns about a possible medication error should see a doctor immediately. If you don’t know where you can go for reliable medical advice, our Tallahassee medication error attorneys can provide you with a referral. Some examples of potential immediate and long-term consequences of medication errors include:
In the most-severe cases, patients who have received an improper medication can face life-threatening risks. This includes risks from the effects of the medication itself (such as a heart attack or stroke) as well as the effects of being under the influence of a dangerous medication (such as the risk of falling or suffering kidney failure). Due to these risk factors, anyone who has concerns about a possible medication error should seek help right away.
If you would like to speak with an attorney, we encourage you to contact us immediately. For a free, no-obligation consultation, call us at 800-780-8607 or inquire online now.