Increasing numbers of Americans rely on prescription drugs. While many people take medication every single day for various ailments, others take medication in the hospital or upon release from the hospital. Any time medication is prescribed and dispensed, there are a number of people who must perform their assigned tasks correctly. The doctor must prescribe the correct type and dosage of medication. The pharmacist or pharmacist’s technician must fill the prescription according to the doctor’s orders. Further, these professionals should be aware of potential contraindications, or the potential negative consequences of using a certain medication.
Pharmacists, nurses and doctors make medication errors all the time. In the majority of cases, there is little to no harm. Unfortunately, however, medication errors sometimes cause grave problems and even death. In the aftermath of a severe injury or death caused by a medication error, it is important to talk to a medical malpractice lawyer. A lawyer can help you understand whether or not you have a valid claim for damages.
We are the New York medication error lawyers of Dankner, Milstein & Ruffo, P.C. Our law firm has helped many people recover the financial resources they need after suffering terrible injuries due to medical negligence. We represent individuals in every type of malpractice claim, including claims stemming from medication errors.
Getting to the Bottom of Your Medication Error Injury
Medication errors can occur in many ways, including:
- Dispensing too much or too little medication
- Continuing to dispense medication after the doctor has stated that the medication is no longer necessary
- Failing to correctly interpret the doctor’s handwriting and dispensing incorrect medication
Most medication errors involve a failure of execution or procedure, rather than a lack of medical knowledge. However your medication error took place, our law firm will act decisively to help you recover full compensation for your medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.
Contact Dankner, Milstein & Ruffo, P.C.
With locations in New York City, New Jersey and Long Island, we serve people across the region. Our law firm accepts all malpractice cases on a contingent fee basis. Call Call Now! at 212.751.8000 or e-mail our law firm to get started.
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