Phoenix Medication Error Attorney
As a patient, it is your right to expect sound and reasonable medical care by doctors in Arizona. This includes accurate diagnosis, a thorough review of your medical history, and prudent prescribing techniques. A medication error in the form of prescribing the wrong drug, writing down the wrong dosage, or administering the incorrect medication could injure or kill an unsuspecting patient.
If you or a loved one experienced a medication error, Gallagher & Kennedy’s Phoenix medical malpractice attorneys can help you protect your rights. Whether your medical outcome worsened or a loved one died because of the medical malpractice, you and your family could be eligible for compensation. Contact our local law firm today for more information about your specific case.
Why Choose Us?
- Our firm has established itself as the premier personal injury practice in Arizona.
- Our lawyers have experience assisting clients in all facets of medical malpractice law.
- Our firm has plenty of helpful legal resources as the sixth-largest firm in the state.
- Our lawyers engage in one-on-one communication with each client.
- Our firm takes medication error claims primarily on a contingency fee basis.
Why Call a Phoenix Medication Error Lawyer?
If you believe a medication mistake caused your recent injuries or a loved one’s death, a Phoenix medication error lawyer could help you go up against a hospital, doctor, nurse or pharmacy in Arizona. One of our attorneys can fight to protect your rights as a patient. Our firm can demand fair compensation from major health care organizations, drug manufacturers and insurance companies on your behalf. Our Phoenix personal injury attorneys have trial experience to help strengthen your claim’s odds of success.
What Are Medication Errors?
Careless medication mistakes could change the course of a patient’s recovery. A medication error could lead to adverse side effects, harmful drug interactions and a worsened prognosis for the future. A serious medication error could be fatal for a patient who relies on the correct medications and dosages for survival. Many actions or failures to act within the health care industry could lead to medication errors.
- Administering drugs at the wrong time
- Administering the incorrect drug or dosage
- Drug manufacturing or marketing defects
- Failing to check a patient’s drug history before prescribing
- Incorrectly filling a patient’s prescription
- Making a mistake during drug preparation
- Mixing up two patients
- Prescribing the wrong medication or dosage
A medication error could lead to a potentially fatal adverse drug event. Although modern technologies and better drug administration protocols have reduced the number of related mistakes in the health care industry, negligent practitioners and companies still cause patient harm. If you believe a medication error caused your recent illness, side effect, reaction, injury, overdose, internal bleeding or another adverse health outcome, contact a Phoenix medication error attorney at Gallagher & Kennedy.
Do You Have a Claim?
The elements of a medication error lawsuit are duty, breach, causation, and damages. You or your attorney must establish that the defendant owed you a duty of care, breached this duty through some act of negligence and caused your injury or illness. Then, your lawyer must show that you suffered measurable and compensable damages because of the breach of duty. A successful claim could result in the reimbursement of these damages to help your family pay for medical costs, treatments, lost wages and more.
Speak to a Medication Error Attorney Today
Recovering compensation for a medication error in Arizona almost always requires help from a medical malpractice attorney. Medical malpractice is a complicated practice area with many statutory rules and policies specific to those types of claims. For example, an expert witnesses’ sworn affidavit explaining what the defendant or defendants did wrong must accompany your civil claim for the courts to agree to hear the case.
The Phoenix medication error lawyers at Gallagher & Kennedy can take the correct steps toward achieving a settlement or verdict on your behalf. Hiring an attorney strengthens the odds of reaching your litigation goals. Begin with a free consultation with one of our Phoenix medical malpractice lawyers. Call (602) 530-8400 to request yours today.