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When people visit a doctor or hospital, they trust that medical professionals will make the right decisions for their health. This includes prescribing medication and recommending treatment based on their education and insight. However, mistakes with medication occur often. These mistakes can cause patients serious injuries and harm, including worsening medical conditions and even death. When this happens, it is important to understand the legal options available. A Medication Error Lawyer can help victims seek justice and the compensation they deserve.

In order to have a successful claim, it must be proven that a medical professional owed a duty of care to the victim, that this duty was breached and that this caused an injury. It is also possible that more than one medical professional may be liable for the error. An experienced medical malpractice attorney can work with accredited experts to determine whether the appropriate healthcare standards were met.

The most common reason for a medication error is due to the wrong drug being prescribed or incorrect dosage. However, other reasons may include failing to take into account a patient’s medical history, or disregarding the adverse effects of a medication. These types of errors can be caused by numerous circumstances, including a lack of training or a failure to follow hospital policies.

It is also possible that a mistake was made by the manufacturer of the medication, such as when they label the drug incorrectly. In these cases, the pharmacist may be held liable as well.

Lastly, it is possible that a medical professional prescribed medication that cannot be taken with another drug the patient is taking or is allergic to. If this is not properly communicated to a pharmacist or pharmacy, it can lead to severe injuries and illnesses.

An experienced Medication Error Lawyer will review all of the evidence gathered in the case and determine which parties may be liable. These parties can include the medical professional who was negligent in prescribing the medication; the pharmaceutical manufacturer who mislabeled the medication; the pharmacist or pharmacy who dispensed the correct prescription but caused an adverse reaction; or the hospital that failed to adhere to its own protocols and/or fail to properly train or supervise its employees.

If you or a loved one has been injured because of a medical error, it is important to speak with a Medication Error Lawyer as soon as possible. These lawyers are skilled in the field of medical malpractice and will fight for your rights to the compensation you deserve. Schedule your consultation today. This is a free, no obligation consultation. We will provide you with preemptive information about your claim and let you know if you have a good chance of winning your lawsuit. We will not charge a fee unless we win your case. Our lawyers have over 40 years of combined experience and have won millions in settlements for our clients. We are located in Birmingham, AL but serve clients nationwide.