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Medicines are used to treat and cure a variety of conditions. However, they can also cause serious harm when used improperly. In fact, medication errors are one of the most common types of medical malpractice. If you or someone you love has suffered harm due to a pharmaceutical error, you may be entitled to compensation. Relying on decades of combined legal experience, the Virginia Beach lawyers of the W. Ware Morrison Law Group can fully investigate your injury and determine the best course of action.

The prevalence of medication errors

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Improper Medication

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According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), medication mistakes affect more than 1.3 million patients in the United States every year. Errors that cause patent harm, also known as “adverse drug events,” result in nearly five percent of all hospitalized patients.

 

Pharmaceutical errors are so prevalent because they can occur in all types of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, pharmacies, outpatient facilities, assisted-living centers and rehabilitation facilities. They can also take place at any time during the process of ordering, transcribing, dispensing or administering the drug. Some of the most common medication errors include:

In many cases, pharmaceutical mistakes are preventable. Common causes of medication errors include poor communication between healthcare staff, confusion involving similar-sounding drug names, dosage miscalculations, doctor error, improper labeling and computer malfunctions.

 

A medication mistake rises to the level of medical malpractice any time a healthcare professional fails to provide proper treatment and subsequently causes patient harm. Potentially responsible parties include:

Pursue your prescription drug malpractice case today

 

Medication error lawsuits can be complex. You need a skilled and experienced medical malpractice attorney by your side. At the W. Ware Morrison Law Group, we aggressively seek full and fair compensation on your behalf. For a free initial consultation, call us today at 757.401.4378 or contact us online. From our office in Virginia Beach, we also serve injury victims throughout the Chesapeake, Norfolk and Hampton Roads areas.

  • Administering the wrong dose

  • Overprescribing pain medications

  • Dispensing the incorrect drug

  • Selecting the wrong route of administration (i.e., intravenous vs. orally)

  • Failing to detect drug interactions or allergic reactions

Pursuing legal action after a medication error

  • A doctor who prescribed an ineffective drug based on a faulty diagnosis , such as ordering an antibiotic that is not recommended to treat your type of infection

  • A pharmacist who misinterpreted the name of the drug written in your prescription, such as dispensing heparin instead of insulin

  • A nurse who administered a medication intended for a patient with a similar-sounding name

In all of these cases, the patient should be able to recover for any injuries suffered. Compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit may cover economic losses, such as lost wages and medical expenses, as well as noneconomic losses, such as permanent disability and pain and suffering.

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