The ability of doctors to heal or treat patients with prescription drugs has advanced leaps and bounds in the past few decades. Unfortunately, with all the success have come a few serious downsides. Though it is rare, more people are injured by prescription drug error than most people realize. In some cases, it may be the result of a doctor who did not properly write the prescription, or it could be the result of a pharmacist improperly filing it out.
It can also be the result of product lability. This involves a situation in which the actual manufacturing of the drug was flawed in some way. The error could be in the ingredients used to make the drugs, in the way the ingredients were mixed, in the way the drugs were packaged, the way the drugs were shipped, and at many other steps in the process. If you believe you have suffered injury due to prescription drug error, read on and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to see how we can help.
Prescription drug error can happen in countless ways
There is a nearly endless list of ways in which mistakes can be made when it comes to prescription drugs. For example, a patient could be administered the wrong medication altogether, or they could be given too much or too little. Medication could be mislabeled so that a patient takes more or less than they should, or takes the wrong medication.
A patient can tell a doctor or hospital that they are allergic to a particular medication, only to be administered it anyway. The patient may not be made aware of the potential short- and long-term side effects.
Potentially liable parties
Depending on the specifics of the prescription drug error you experienced, a number of different people could be held accountable. It could be the hospital at which the medication was administered or the pharmacy that issued the prescription. It could be the doctor or who wrote the prescription, the nurse who administered the drugs, or another medical team member who called in the prescription. Even if you are not entirely sure who was at fault, it may be worth talking to a personal injury attorney.
Not every case is worthy of a lawsuit
The bottom line is that there are many people who can potentially make a mistake and injury can occur. Except in the case of gross negligence or product liability, you may not have a case against the at-fault party. If you were injured and believe that you may have a case then we urge you to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker we are proud to offer potential clients a free initial consultation. This gives you a chance to understand these cases and whether or not you are likely to win yours. Call us today at 800-333-0000 and let us get started.