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Medication Errors

When Negligence Ends In Injury, We Help Victims Recover Damages

Medication errors put people at risk of serious and potentially-fatal injuries. When errors are made, a patient's conditions may be left untreated, or the drugs can create even more problems. As a result, the patient's health is put at risk, and they may even suffer a wrongful death. The medical malpractice attorneys at The Deratany Firm fight for the rights of victims of medication errors and many other types of medical malpractice cases.

There are many different types of medication errors. They include:

  • Being prescribed or given the wrong medication
  • A reaction to a dangerous drug combination
  • Receiving a dangerous dosage of a powerful drug
  • Failing to receive needed medication while in a hospital

There are many reasons why doctors, pharmacists and other medical professionals prescribe or administer the wrong medication. Mistakes can often be traced back to a failure to diagnose the correct illness. A pharmacist may prescribe the incorrect medication because he or she cannot read a doctor's handwriting. A medication error may even be linked to a mistake made by a surgeon on the operating table.

No matter the reason why a medication error occurs, it can be difficult tracking down the medical professional who made the error. Doctors, nurses and pharmacists are often quick to deny wrongdoing. Insurance companies may be quick to offer settlements that don't cover the true cost of your injuries. Hospitals may hire teams of lawyers to dispute your claim.

When you talk to one of our attorneys, you'll get straightforward advice. If you are represented by us, you can rest assured your case is in the hands of an experienced malpractice attorney.

Fighting For The Rights Of Clients

The purpose of medication is to help us get better when we are sick. But when a medical professional is negligent, medication - or lack of medication - can put our health in danger. That is unacceptable. Our attorneys fight to hold negligent parties responsible and recover damages for victims of medication errors.

Medication error cases can be complicated. We need to be able to establish that a medical professional was negligent, and that the negligence led to the medication error that caused you harm. Our legal team will conduct an investigation into your case to look for signs of negligence. We know how to collect medical records that can prove wrongdoing. We know what questions to ask witnesses. And we have access to medical experts who can testify on your behalf and bolster your claim.

Our attorneys will fight to get you the maximum compensation possible. In general, you can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other damages. We will negotiate with the insurance company for a settlement that meets your needs. But if they refuse to make a fair offer, our attorneys are ready to fight for you in court.

The Deratany Firm has years of experience handling medication error cases. We know how to prove negligence and get results for our clients. And we have the resources to battle insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and large hospitals who will fight to deny you the compensation you deserve.

If you've been injured as the result of a medication error, talk to one of our attorney to learn more about your legal options. Call The Deratany Firm at 800-529-7285 to schedule a free case consultation.