Rochester Medication Error Attorneys
Representing Victims of Medical Malpractice in Buffalo & Beyond
Medication mistakes can have serious, potentially life-threatening effects. Alarmingly, medication errors are some of the most common examples of medical negligence and malpractice in the United States. All too often, these mistakes have devastating consequences for victims and their loved ones.
If you were injured, suffered complications, or fell ill as a result of a medication error, or if someone you care about died due to a medication mistake, we at Faraci Lange, LLP are here to help. Our Buffalo medication error attorneys understand just how challenging it is to navigate the aftermath of medical malpractice, and we are prepared to serve as your advocate and guide every step of the way. With over 50 years in practice serving the communities of Rochester, Buffalo, and the surrounding areas, we have earned a reputation as one of the most trusted names in plaintiff litigation and advocacy. Our award-winning legal team is ready to fight for you.
Examples of Medication Errors
There are many different types of medication errors, all of which can have disastrous effects. Medication mistakes can occur anywhere where prescription medications are filled, dispensed, or administered, including in hospitals, urgent care facilities, and pharmacies, among other places.
Some examples of common medication errors in hospitals and other medical facilities include:
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Providing the wrong dosage, leading to overdose and other problems
- Administering the wrong medication
- Administering medication to the wrong patient
- Failing to read a patient’s chart prior to medication administration
- Adverse drug interactions (when patient receives or takes multiple medications)
- Providing medications to a patient with noted allergies to the drug/ingredients
Some examples of common medication errors occurring in pharmacies include:
- Misreading a prescribing doctor’s handwriting
- Incorrectly filling a prescription
- Providing the wrong medication to a patient
- Providing the wrong dose/amount of a medication to a patient
- Failing to warn of adverse side effects and/or drug interactions
- Providing the wrong instructions for taking a medication (e.g. failing to inform a patient they must take the medication at certain times)
There are many other examples of medication mistakes; any time a medical professional is negligent in prescribing, administering, or dispensing medication to a patient, and the patient suffers injuries or harm as a result, the patient is entitled to seek financial compensation by bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit against the liable person/party.
If you were injured, harmed, or became ill as a result of a doctor, pharmacist, or another person’s medication mistake, the first and most important thing you should do is seek competent medical attention. Some medication mistakes can have serious, long-term negative consequences that could put your health, well-being, and life at risk. Make sure you do not stop taking any medications you have been prescribed until told to do so by a qualified medical professional, but do seek a second opinion if you believe you were provided the wrong medication or if you are experiencing harmful side effects or drug interactions as a result of taking a certain pharmaceutical drug.
Next, it is important that you talk to a qualified medical malpractice attorney who can walk you through your various legal options. If the person who prescribed or administered the medication failed to uphold the standard duty of care and you suffered damages—such as additional medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, or emotional distress—as a result, you have the right to file a claim and seek compensation for those damages.
For over 50 years, we have been committed to helping victims of medical malpractice fight for the justice and compensation they were owed. You should not have to simply deal with the painful, challenging, and life-altering consequences of a medical professional’s negligence on your own. Our Rochester medication error attorneys can help.
We have earned a reputation for being aggressive advocates for the injured, and many of our attorneys have been selected as members of the Best Lawyers in America® and for inclusion in the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list. As a firm, we are dedicated to obtaining maximum compensation on behalf of our clients, and we work tirelessly to do just that.
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