Chicago Prescription Errors Lawyers
More than one million people are injured every year by receiving inappropriate medication. The injuries suffered range from headaches and nausea to organ failure, traumatic brain injury and even death.
At Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. we represent individuals who have been seriously injured by medication errors as well as the loved ones of those killed by improper medication. Doctors and pharmacists can be held legally accountable when their negligence causes harm.
Common Medication Errors
One of the most common fatal medication errors is a mistake in the dosage administered. The difference between a safe dose and a deadly dose can be very small, depending on the condition of the patient and the drug being administered. Older patients and diabetic patients suffer an alarmingly high rate of medication errors.
Another common error is giving the wrong medication altogether. When the wrong drug is given to a patient, the results are unpredictable at best.
Medication errors also occur when a patient is given two drugs that are not supposed to be given together, or when a patient is allergic to the drugs they are given. Hospitals are required to maintain careful records and track exactly what medications every patient should receive and does receive, including the dosage and timing of the medication.
Seek Lawyers Experienced In Medical Cases
Our experienced lawyers understand medical terminology, appropriate standards of care and the issues that often accompany medical negligence. We have the resources and skill to help you obtain maximum compensation in medication error situations. We have an exceptional track record of verdicts and settlements in personal injury and wrongful death cases.
If you or a loved one was the victim of a medication error, call 866-693-3806 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. We represent clients throughout Chicago and all of Illinois.