Medication Errors And Medical Malpractice Claims
Medication complications can have severe, life-threatening consequences. If the wrong dosage or wrong drugs are prescribed, the wrong dosage or wrong medication is filled or even if the right medication is given, but it interacts poorly with other medications, the result can be devastating.
Advocating For Victims Of Pharmacy Errors Since 1965
At the New York City law office of Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., we have provided experienced and relentless advocacy to victims of pharmacy errors, medication mistakes and other medical malpractice since 1965. Our lawyers work diligently to obtain the compensation to which our clients are entitled for their suffering.
How We Discover Where The Pharmacy Error Occurred
Many medical professionals and providers are involved in the prescribing, filling and administering of medications. Therefore, when a medication causes harm to a patient, it is necessary to evaluate every aspect of the situation — from the time the medication was prescribed through its ingestion by the patient, and even follow-up after it was taken:
- Were known medication allergies overlooked?
- Was the patient’s medication list reviewed for possible drug interactions?
- Did a mathematical error result in the wrong dosage being filled by the pharmacy?
- Was the patient properly monitored following administration of a new drug, injection or anesthesia?
- Did negligent administration of anesthesia cause surgical complications?
- Was the wrong medication filled by the pharmacy?
Drug interactions can occur even when the highest level of patient care is provided. However, when a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other provides substandard care, and his or her negligence is the ultimate cause of a serious or fatal medication mistake, the health care professional should be held responsible.
Our law firm has a vast network of experts that we work with in demonstrating how the care provided was below the standard of care that our client should have received, and how such prescription negligence was the direct cause of our client’s suffering. Our personal injury attorneys pursue justice, accountability and peace of mind for medical malpractice victims and their families.
Contact A Skilled Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of pharmacy errors or due to a medical professional’s negligence, talk with an experienced attorney at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C. We handle all our medical malpractice cases on a contingency basis, so there are no legal fees if we do not collect money damages for your injuries. Your initial consultation is free.