Medication Errors

Our Law Firm Holds Negligent Medical Professionals Accountable

When people are treated for injury or illness, their treatment often includes one or more types of medication. The proper use of medication can help patients recover. But when a medical professional is negligent with medication, patients can suffer serious health consequences. The medical malpractice attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC help people who have been harmed by medication errors.

Many types of medication are powerful drugs that can be dangerous if not prescribed and administered correctly. That is why all medical professionals-including doctors, nurses, and pharmacists-receive extensive training for prescribing and administering medication. All medical professionals who work with medication are expected to meet the proper standard of care. When they don't, errors are made that can harm patients.

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There are different types of medication errors, including:

  • Failing to prescribe medication
  • Prescribing or administering the wrong medication
  • Prescribing the wrong dosage of medication
  • Prescribing medication to a patient with a known allergy
  • Failing to anticipate dangerous drug interactions
  • Failing to provide clear directions for taking medication

Medication errors can happen when medical professionals are distracted or fatigued, fail to read patient information or make a mistake in the processing of medication. All are examples of medical malpractice.

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Patients can suffer harm in different ways when a medication error is made. Their condition or illness is not treated properly and can continue to get worse. They can suffer harmful side effects. Or they can overdose. The result is patients continue to be sick, and their medical expenses continue to go up. And they are left unable to work, losing income.

Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC fights for the rights of patients who have been harmed by medication errors. These cases can be complex and difficult to prove. But we have the experience and the resources that win big cases. We are proud of the case results that have helped clients rebuild their lives.

If you've been injured as a result of a medication error, you need an experienced medical malpractice attorney on your side. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. We'll go over your legal options and answer any questions you have.