Medication Errors Can Have Fatal Consequences
Safely prescribing drugs requires great care on the part of both doctors and pharmacists. Unfortunately, negligence and human error at any point in the process can lead to serious injuries or even the wrongful death of a loved one. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury and believe it is related to a prescription medication, you may be entitled to compensation. Medication error lawyer Stephen G. Charpentier, with offices in Cocoa, Titusville, and Melbourne, FL, can help you collect compensation for your injuries and other losses. To schedule your complimentary case review, contact us online or call (321) 308-8020.
What Is Pharmacy Error?
A medication error is any failure in the treatment process that leads to injury or other harm. This can include a knowledge-based error made by the prescribing doctor or a pharmacist error. Types of pharmaceutical errors include:
- Wrong medication
- Wrong patient
- Labeling error
- Wrong instructions, such as dosage, timing, and frequency
- Failure to warn patient about side effects
- Drug interaction, or mixing medications that have adverse side effects
- Incomplete patient history
- Knowledge of allergies
Injury can also occur as a result of a prescription error, including filling out a prescription incorrectly. In one case, an illegible prescription was found to have resulted in death.
These errors are all consequences of human error and can be prevented when a pharmacist or doctor follows the appropriate guidelines and instructions. Mr. Charpentier is committed to getting you the answers and results you want, as well as holding pharmacists and doctors accountable for their actions and preventing these mistakes from happening to patients in the future.
What To Do If You Notice a Prescription Error
If you begin to feel ill after taking a prescribed medication, we encourage you to seek medical attention before your symptoms worsen. Once your condition is stable, call your pharmacy and physician and inform them of the error. Next, consult an attorney. When pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit, you need a lawyer to help you gather the necessary evidence and build a strong case.
Mr. Charpentier has secured millions on behalf of injured clients.
Serious Effects of Medication Errors
Medication error can lead to serious side effects including:
- Kidney failure
- Poison and toxicity
- Wrongful death
For pregnant victims, certain medications such as Accutane® can lead to lifelong injuries such as fetal retinoid syndrome. Allergic reactions to medication have also been known to cause diseases such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
We Can Help You
Mr. Charpentier can help you focus on your recovery by arranging treatment with leading physicians while he fights for your compensation. During a medical malpractice or pharmacy lawsuit, you can be certain that the party responsible will have their own lawyers to argue in their defense. You need a lawyer on your side to establish liability and fight for your best interests.
To ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to, Mr. Charpentier will help you calculate the total extent of your losses including medical bills, loss of income, future rehabilitation, and funeral expenses in the case of wrongful death.
Schedule a Consultation
Mr. Charpentier has secured millions on behalf of injured clients. With his help, you can rebuild your life following losses caused by a medication error. To schedule a free case review and learn more about your legal options, contact our office online or call one of our three convenient locations today.