Philadelphia Medication Errors Malpractice Attorneys

Medication Errors Malpractice

You trust your doctor, pharmacist, and other medical professionals to help you get the medication you need. What happens when a medication error causes you harm? You may have grounds to file a medical malpractice claim.

Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. can help you hold the responsible parties accountable for failing to meet medical standards. If a medication error has harmed you, contact our medical malpractice attorneys today for a free consultation.

How an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help

Medical malpractice claims are highly fact-specific. Only an experienced and knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney can tell you that you have a viable medical malpractice case. That is why you must consult with an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. A medical malpractice lawyer can take the time to review your situation and outline your legal options for pursuing compensation for your injuries and other losses arising from a medication error.

At Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., our resourceful medical malpractice attorneys can help you by:

  • Thoroughly reviewing your situation
  • Communicating your legal options for recovering compensation
  • Collecting and preserving evidence crucial to your case
  • Meeting strict legal deadlines
  • Working with medical experts who can explain how the medication error occurred, why it should not have occurred, and how it caused your injuries
  • Preparing a robust medical malpractice lawsuit for court
  • Aggressively fighting to protect your rights and recover maximum compensation

Medical malpractice cases are complicated. You need to work with an attorney who understands what’s at stake and has an extensive network of experts behind them who can substantiate your claim. We have the resources to support you and build a compelling case in your favor.

Why work with our medical malpractice legal team? Our track record includes several multi-million dollar verdicts that show our tenacity and dedication to the people we represent, including:

  • A $15 million verdict on behalf of a child who suffered kidney damage when his doctor stopped his antibiotic treatment
  • An $11.2 million verdict on behalf of a woman whose brain tumor went undiagnosed
  • A $3 million verdict on behalf of an epilepsy patient who fell while using a hospital bathroom without supervision

What Are Common Medication Errors?

Many people confuse medical mistakes with medical malpractice. There are distinct differences. Not all medical errors rise to the level of malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a physician, pharmacist, or other medical professional fails to provide an acceptable level of care to a patient, which causes the patient to suffer physical and financial damages.

Courts ask the following question in medical malpractice cases: Would another reasonably trained physician provide the same standard of care under the same or similar circumstances? If the answer is no, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries and financial losses via a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Medication errors result from careless behavior or a healthcare provider’s negligent actions.

Some of the most common prescription drug errors include:

  • Prescribing or providing medication to the wrong patient
  • Prescribing the wrong drug
  • Prescribing the wrong dose
  • Providing wrong instructions for taking the medication
  • Administering medication in the wrong body part
  • Prescribing the wrong form of medication administration
  • Prescribing a medication to the patient that includes a known allergen
  • Prescribing medication that interacts dangerously with a patient’s other medications

Prescription errors can harm patient safety and have devastating consequences on a patient’s life.

If you believe a medication error caused you significant harm, talk to an experienced medical malpractice attorney about your situation immediately.

Why Do Medication Errors Occur?

It is hard for patients to understand why prescription medication errors occur. With so much sophisticated technology at our fingertips, it seems impossible to receive the wrong medication. Unfortunately, medication errors are not uncommon. One study suggests at least 7,000 to 9,000 individuals die annually as a result of such errors.

Most prescription errors occur due to the careless actions of a physician, medical staff member, or pharmacist. Some of the most common reasons for medication errors include:

  • Prescribing errors
  • Not carefully checking a patient’s chart or medical history
  • Dose miscalculations
  • Communication failures

Who Is Responsible for Medication Errors?

Identifying who is responsible for medication errors can get complicated. Numerous people may diagnose, prescribe, and administer prescription drugs. Working with an experienced medical malpractice attorney is the best way to gather and preserve the evidence needed to build a solid malpractice case and identify all potentially liable parties involved.

Those responsible for medication errors may include:

  • Physician
  • Pharmacist
  • The nurse administering the medication
  • Other healthcare professionals

In specific cases, the pharmaceutical company may also be liable for medication errors or adverse reactions. Hospitals and other medical institutions can also be held responsible for these errors.

Damages Caused by Medication Errors

Medication is supposed to help ease or treat the symptoms of a medical condition or disorder. However, taking the incorrect medication or the wrong dosage can cause catastrophic damage. Medication errors can lead to the worsening of your symptoms, illness, dangerous interaction with other drugs, and potentially death.

Although the value of a medication error malpractice case depends on the severity of your injuries and the circumstances of the case, you may be able to recover compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering

A knowledgeable Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorney can review your case, calculate your losses, coordinate expert testimony to prove your case, and work with you to pursue action against the responsible party. After a significant medication error, you deserve maximum compensation for your injuries and financial losses.

Evidence to Prove Medication Error Malpractice

Building a medication error malpractice case requires considerable evidence. You must prove a health care provider failed to provide you with a reasonable standard of medical care. You must also show that you were injured when the healthcare provider deviated from that standard of care. Some of the evidence needed to help build a medical malpractice lawsuit includes:

  • Medical records
  • Witness statements
  • Doctor notes
  • Expert testimony

You will also need a “certificate of merit” signed by a licensed medical professional to confirm that the treatment you received did not align with the accepted standard of care. Your attorney can determine what other information they may need to build a strategic case in your favor.

Contact Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today

Medication errors can change your life. Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C. is here for life’s toughest trials. Our experienced medical malpractice team has the knowledge and resources to help you fight back and pursue fair compensation after a medication error derails your life.

Contact our office today and request a free initial consultation. A medical malpractice attorney can review your situation and outline your options for achieving justice.

Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg, & Jeck, P.C.
1634 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Phone: (215) 585-2814

Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg, & Jeck, P.C.
1634 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Phone: (215) 585-2814