Pittsburgh Medication Error Attorney
Doctor and Pharmacy Medication Errors and Malpractice
A medication error or drug interaction can cause serious harm, including permanent disability, illness and death. Whether that error occurs as a result of a doctor who incorrectly prescribes medication or a pharmacy that incorrectly fills a prescription, you may have a right to recover compensation for the unnecessary pain you or your family suffers.
For more than 30 years our medical malpractice attorneys at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., have represented clients in serious medical malpractice cases. We have built the foundation of our practice on a proud reputation of client service and success.
Based in New Castle, Pennsylvania, we work to provide answers, compensation and justice for clients across the Greater Pittsburgh Area.
Medication Error is a Serious and All Too Common Problem
Government agencies report that more than a million people every year suffer due to medication error. A missed drug interaction, an incomplete medical history to reveal allergies, a mistake calculating the dosage — these are just a few examples of how negligence can lead to serious injury or wrongful death.
What do doctors need to consider before prescribing a Drug?
Before medical professionals can prescribe a medication to their parents, they have a legal duty to assess each of the following elements:
- An evaluation of the patient’s overall health and the relative benefits vs. risks of the medication.
- The relationship of the prescription to other currently prescribed medications being taken by the patient.
- An understanding of the medication’s known side effects and/or symptoms.
Failing to do the above can be considered as medical negligence and grounds for a potential medical malpractice lawsuit.
Our lawyers work to help your family get answers and compensation for the mistakes of medical professionals. We have proven experience and extensive resources to handle the complex issues that arise in medical malpractice and medication error cases involving:
- Anesthesia error
- PCA pump (Patient Controlled Analgesic)
- Overdose or underdose
- Prescription and pharmacy error
- Avoidable drug interactions
- Excessive prescription durations
- Incomplete medical or surgical history
If you suspect that a medication error caused you or your family injury, it is important to act quickly to protect your rights. Rely on our respected trial lawyers for guidance you can rely on at every phase of your case.
Update: We were recently included in this article on HealthWorks Collective about the Chris Cornell Suicide Medical Malpractice case. You can read it here.