Were you administered the wrong medication? Did your doctor prescribe the wrong dose, or did a medication react adversely to other medications you were taking? If you or someone you love has been the victim of any type of medication error, Cullan & Cullan can help you take legal action.
Our team includes Phoenix medication error lawyers who are also medical doctors. We know what factors come into play in cases involving overdoses, prescription drug errors, and other mistakes or negligence involving medical drugs. We have the resources and know-how to investigate these cases, to build proof of fault, and to recover fair compensation for our clients.
To learn more, call (602) 900-9483 and schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
Types of Medication Errors
There are several primary types of medication errors:
- Prescribing or administering the wrong medication
- Administering the wrong dose of a medication
- Prescribing a medication that reacts adversely to another medication
- Prescribing or administering a medication to which the patient has a known allergy
Why Medication Errors Occur
Medication errors may occur if a pharmacist misreads a doctor’s handwriting on a written prescription slip, if a nurse accidentally picks up the wrong medication off the shelf, or if a doctor fails to review a patient’s medical history when prescribing a medication.
When medication errors stem from negligence, which is a failure to provide proper care in the circumstances, the at-fault doctor or other healthcare professional may be held accountable. These are highly complex cases, and they often involve technical issues related to the medication involved and what a “standard of care” may be in the specific circumstances at hand. With our medical and legal experience, we can build compelling cases even against these odds. We are driven to secure the best results for our clients.
Contact a Phoenix medication error attorney at (602) 900-9483 to see how we can help you.