Medical Malpractice Attorneys Experienced in Fighting for Justice for Victims of Medication Errors
Malpractice claims involving medication administration errors, prescription mistakes, contaminated drugs or biologics causing patient death or serious disability are more common than one would think. These errors can be caused by many factors, but the responsibility for proper medication administration lies with the medical professionals and healthcare facility.
If you have suffered a serious injury, permanent disability or the death of a loved one caused by a medication, drug or prescription error, you may have a valid claim for compensation for medical malpractice. The legal team at Wallace Wason, PLLC is experienced in assessing these types of cases and providing a no-fee case evaluation based on your individual situation.
Prescription and Medication Management Errors
Prescription errors and mistakes in medication management which lead to permanent disability, severe injury or the need for long-term care or rehabilitation can indicate that a case of medical malpractice may have occurred.
As a basic rule, proper administration of medication by healthcare professionals requires ALL of the following elements to be correct:
The right drug at the right dose to the right patient at the right interval/time at the right rate in the right preparation via the right route
Medical personnel are responsible for checking each of these factors every time medication is given, but mistakes can and do happen. Poorly written prescriptions or confusing abbreviations or a doctor’s shorthand can lead to unintentional but damaging prescription mistakes. Preparations of drugs used in hospital could be expired or contaminated. A poorly inserted syringe that introduces an intravascular air embolism can be fatal. Even advanced medical equipment can deliver a seriously damaging or fatal dose of medication, if not properly monitored.
Wrong Dose, Wrong Rate, Wrong Drug Claims – Legal Case Review
When you contact our skilled intake team for a free, no-obligation case review, we will first obtain the details of your case in order to determine whether malpractice has occurred. We then review your medical records and related bills, evaluate financial and economic impacts, and work with you to bring those who harmed you or your loved one to account for any malpractice that may have occurred.
Give us a call today for a free no-obligation, confidential case evaluation at (703) 638-7717.
If you have been seriously hurt, we will help you make a serious recovery. TM