Maryland Prescription Error Attorneys
Prescription Error Injuries
People trust the medical community to ensure that any health condition that may develop is treated with the proper medication in the proper dose. However, negligence on the part of a medical professional may result in a Maryland prescription error that could potentially cause harm to the patient, oftentimes resulting in adverse reactions, the development of new health problems, or even a drug related death.
A prescription error can happen to anyone who utilizes medication to treat a condition. Doctors are notorious for illegible handwriting which can cause a pharmacist to misread a prescription and in turn, provide the wrong kind or wrong dose of medication to the patient. Another example of a prescription error would be not taking into account any other types of medication that a patient may already be taking. Some pharmaceutical drugs can cause serious harm if they are taken together and can potentially result in fatal injury. Children who take prescription drugs are also at risk of suffering a serious injury because of an error. It is estimated that approximately 1 in 18 children will be the victim of medical negligence relating to prescription error.
According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there have been over 95,000 reports of medication errors since 2000. However, because these reports have been voluntary, the actual number of injuries and deaths may be significantly higher.
Prescription errors in Maryland are serious and can cause irreparable damage. A person who may have been taking one medication routinely and, because of a mistake on the part of a medical professional, gets the wrong prescription, runs the risk of suffering extensive injury. The overall health and age of an individual as well as what kind of medication they were taking all play a factor in how serious the injury or side effects will be or how well the person will recover. Unfortunately, had medical negligence not played a part, the patient wouldn’t be in a situation where a new health issue developed due to prescription error.
Pharmaceutical drugs that are necessary for the treatment of any condition can be costly. When expenses increase because of prescription error in Maryland and a person suffers even more health issues or serious side effects, an individual can feel scared, overwhelmed and utterly helpless. However, contacting an experienced Prince Frederick prescription error injury attorney can be one of the best decisions that an injured person can make.
The skilled and knowledgeable Waldorf MD personal injury lawyers at Alpert Schreyer, LLC have handled a wide variety of prescription error injury cases and have the necessary experience and resources to help ensure that your rights are not violated in a court of law. Many people rely on the expertise of medical professionals to ensure that their health issues are properly diagnosed so that they may get better, not worse. When medical professionals are negligent in diagnosing conditions and prescribing medication, they can be held liable for any subsequent injuries and expenses that are incurred because of those errors. If you have been injured due to prescription error in Maryland, you may be entitled to compensation for past, present and future medical expenses and other damages. At Alpert Schreyer, LLC, we ensure that our clients understand their rights and options in order to make the best decision possible for their situation. We are here to help you. Call us today at (301) 932-9997 or toll free at 1 (844)-MDCRASH or 1 (844) 632-7274 for a free and confidential consultation of your case.