Medication Errors

medication errorsPrescription Medication Injury Lawyer in Delaware

If you, your child, a family member or a loved one are being cared for by a medical professional or healthcare provider you assume that they are being taken care of with the utmost diligence. You trust your healthcare provider, as well as their staff, to pay attention to detail on every level. Usually this is the case and all goes well. However, it is not out of the realm of possibility that mistakes can be made by even the most experienced and cautious medical professional. One very common type of medical malpractice mistakes are medication errors. There are several types of medication errors with failure to administer the proper dosage the most common.

Medication Dosage Error Attorneys Serving Maryland

If you or a loved one have been injured due to a medication error in Delaware it is in your best interest to call the Delaware Medication Error Attorneys at Shelsby & Leoni P.A. They can be contacted at 302-995-6210.  The Maryland Medication Error Attorneys at Shelsby & Leoni P.A. are skilled and experienced Delaware Trial Lawyer with many years handling medical malpractice and medical negligence claims in Delaware, Maryland and Washington D.C. While many medical malpractice claims culminate in a settlement Mr. Shelsby & Mr. Leoni are not immune to taking your case to trial should a settlement be unobtainable. Let them fight for your rights and get you the compensation and benefits you are entitled to.

Common Types of Delaware & Maryland Medication Errors

There are a plethora of different way you can be injured, or even killed as a result of a medication error such as:

  • Incorrect or Inaccurate Dosage
  • Incorrect Medication
  • Overdosing
  • Having an Allergic Reaction to Medication
  • Pharmacy Mistakes

Common Reasons for Medication Errors

The best way to prevent a medication error is to get a full, thorough and complete medical history of the patient. Part of this screening process involves determining if they are allergic to any drugs, compounds or medications. Even though a rigorous screening is completed there are still several ways one can experience an error when being administered medication. Illegible handwriting, incorrect use of medical terminology or shorthand are some of the most common causes of medication errors. Being given too much medication and being given the wrong medication are also common mistakes resulting in medication error injuries. Lastly, if your healthcare provider was intoxicated at time medication was given or prescribed that may lead to a medication error. Healthcare providers who self medicate and are addicted to drugs and medications is on the rise in our society today. A skilled and qualified Maryland Medication Error Lawyer can help determine the cause of your medication error and make sure your rights are protected. They will also identify any and all liable parties and make them accountable for your injuries legally.

Contact A Medication Error Attorney Serving Delaware & Maryland

The Delaware & Maryland Medication Error Lawyers at Shelsby & Leoni P.A. will get you the financial compensation and necessary medical benefits for your injuries. To determine the true value of your claim they will consider factors such as: lost wages, pain & suffering, diminished quality of life, loss of use, current and future medical benefits, medication costs as well as therapy bills.

Please do not wait to call the Maryland Medication Error Injury AttorneysDelaware Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Shelsby & Leoni P.A. if you have been hurt, mistreated or injured due a medication error while under the care of a hospital, doctor, nurse or other medical professional. They can be reached at 302-995-6210 or 410-385-5612. You may also email a Dover Delaware Medication Malpractice Attorney by clicking here.