Medication errors are among the most common types of errors that occur in medical settings. The National Institutes of Health reports that, while common, only a small percentage of medication errors result in adverse effects, but those that do are often terribly costly to the patient. In some cases, they can even be fatal.
Some of the most common consequences of medication errors are:
- Respiratory issues
- Heart attack
- Brain injury
- Extreme allergic reaction
These side effects can cause new medical issues or exacerbate existing concerns and may necessitate additional treatments and hospitalization. When you or someone you love suffers from a medication error, you may be entitled to seek compensation for these and related damages.
Medication errors may be the result of medical negligence, poor training, and other types of medical malpractice. They may also result from poor labeling or packaging, making them a product liability issue instead. The cause of the error will play a role in who can be held liable for your damages, making it a good idea to consult with an experienced law firm to help you determine the best course forward.
Our Experience With Medication Errors
Kline & Specter, PC, has substantial experience handling medical malpractice and product liability claims, and has been able to secure several significant verdicts and settlements for victims of medication errors.
Our firm has more than 40 attorneys, five of whom are also medical doctors, giving us both unmatched resources and unique insight into cases involving medical negligence. Known as one of the most successful personal injury firms in the country, Kline & Specter fights for victims of negligent healthcare providers and pharmaceutical corporations, seeking justice for those who have been injured while working to set precedent that can help protect others from similar injury.
If you or someone you love has suffered injury from a medication error, we encourage you to contact our law firm for a free case evaluation. We maintain offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York. We work with established firms, as needed, in all other states.