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Contact Our Tallahassee Medication Error Attorneys if Your Health Suffered as a Result of a Mistake

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

Common Examples of Medication Errors That Can Occur in Florida

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:

Prescription Errors

  •       Failure to consider the patient’s medical history or allergies
  •       Failure to consider potential negative interactions between prescribed medications
  •       Writing illegible prescriptions
  •       Writing prescriptions for the wrong medications or dosages

Administration Errors

  •       Administering the wrong medication
  •       Communication failures between doctors, nurses and other caregivers
  •       Failure to warn patients of potential risks and side effects
  •       Overdosing or underdosing the patient

Pharmacy Errors

  •       Failing to confirm illegible or apparently inappropriate prescriptions with the prescribing physician
  •       Improper medication labeling
  •       Providing an incorrect dosage or strength of a prescribed medication
  •       Providing the wrong medication

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.

The Potential Effects of Medication Mistakes

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:

  •       Anesthesia awareness
  •       Brain damage
  •       Cardiovascular complications
  •       Difficulty breathing (resulting in hypoxia)
  •       Failure to treat the medical condition for which medication was prescribed
  •       Itching, rashes and other physical symptoms
  •       Negative drug interactions
  •       Nausea, dizziness and fatigue
  •       Seizure, coma and other severe medical conditions
  •       Severe allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis)

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.

Contact Our Tallahassee Medication Error Attorneys Now for a Free Consultation

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. 

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