Pharmacy Medication Errors
Representing Pharmaceutical Medication Error Victims in Baltimore, MD
Millions of Americans rely on prescription medications to relieve symptoms and provide healing. As such, we trust prescribing doctors to recommend safe and effective prescription medications to further medical treatment. We also trust our pharmacists to fill prescription orders accurately, and that the medications we use are suitable for our medical conditions.
Unfortunately, pharmacy medication errors can and do happen, and when these incidents arise, innocent people can suffer disastrous effects. If you or a loved one recently suffered harm from a pharmacy medication error, or if you believe you developed an injury or medical condition due to a mistake with your prescriptions, it is vital to contact a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible.
Why Do I Need a Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
Medical malpractice claims are specialized personal injury claims. While they involve many of the same legal concepts as a standard personal injury claim, there are many extra steps necessary to file a medical malpractice claim. Unfortunately, the average person with no legal experience would have a difficult time handling such a claim while also dealing with the aftermath of their medical injury. In addition, if you miss a court filing deadline or make another mistake with your medical malpractice claim, you could jeopardize your ability to secure compensation for your damages.
Peter Angelos Law can provide the comprehensive and compassionate legal counsel you require after experiencing any type of pharmacy medication error. We have built years of experience successfully representing clients in Maryland state-wide through their medical malpractice claims, including those involving prescription medication errors. Whether your prescribing doctor made an error with your prescription, or the pharmacy filled it incorrectly, if you sustained an injury or developed a medical condition due to a pharmacy medication error, we can help you recover.
Potential Damages in a Pharmacy Error Lawsuit
Prescription medications can be incredibly effective and helpful to mitigate symptoms when administered correctly. A prescribing doctor has a duty to review their patient’s medical history and known drug allergies to ensure a new prescription will function as intended. If the patient has a sensitivity to a drug, or if they are already taking prescriptions that could create a dangerous interaction, their prescribing doctor has a duty to account for these variables and prescribe an alternative.
Any negligence in prescribing or filling a patient’s prescription can have disastrous consequences. For example, if the prescribing doctor neglects to review the patient’s list of current medications and the newly prescribed medication is unsafe to take with any of them, life-threatening interactions may occur. Some drug interactions are highly dangerous, and others can cause severe internal problems that affect the patient’s bodily systems. It is also possible for a patient to have a known allergy to certain drugs; taking them due to a pharmacy error can send a patient into anaphylactic shock.
Your pharmacy error claim could involve significant medical damages, including increased medical expenses for necessary corrective treatment you required after a pharmacy medication error. If you required extended recovery time due to the error, you could also claim wages lost during this time in your lawsuit. It is also possible to secure compensation for noneconomic damages like pain and suffering.
What to Expect with Your Pharmacy Medication Error Claim
If you have suffered damages from a doctor’s or pharmacy’s error with your prescription, an experienced medical malpractice lawyer is your best available asset. To succeed with a medical malpractice claim, you must establish that the defendant named in your claim owed you a duty of care, breached this duty of care when they made the error, and directly caused your claimed damages. Your medical malpractice lawyer will help you gather the evidence and documentation you will need to prove fault for your pharmacy error.
Most medical malpractice claims require formal review from the medical board with jurisdiction over the defendant. Your medical malpractice attorney will likely coordinate expert witness testimony on your behalf from a credentialed medical professional. This expert witness will testify whether a negligent pharmacy medication error did in fact occur and help the court fully understand the scope of your resulting damages.
Get Your Answers Today
Facing any type of medical malpractice claim can be extremely stressful, not to mention challenging to navigate accurately. To pursue compensation under Maryland law, you need reliable legal counsel from a medical malpractice lawyer you can trust. The attorneys at Peter Angelos Law in Baltimore, MD have years of experience handling some of the most complex medical malpractice cases in Maryland, including those that involve prescription medication errors.
If you believe your recent medical injury resulted from a pharmacy medication error committed by your prescribing doctor or the pharmacy that filled your prescription, you likely have many questions. Before you begin your claim, it is essential to learn about your rights and options for securing compensation for your losses. Get the answers you need today for free by contacting Peter Angelos Law and scheduling a consultation with our firm.