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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 (which includes pharmacists), 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. Many errors in medication dispensing happen outside of your doctors office, the emergency room you visited or the hospital you were in. Pharmacies, such as CVS and Walgreen’s, are often named in medication injury lawsuits as are individual pharmacists. Our pharmacy malpractice attorneys serving Delaware, Maryland and Washington D.C., have experience litigating cases against large drug stores such as Walgreen’s, CVS, Walmart Weis Markets, Sam’s Club, CostCo, Eckerd Drugs, Rite Aid and others. If you, or a loved one, has been the victim of a medication injury and the culprit was a pharmacy or pharmacist you may be entitled to benefits and monetary compensation just as if the error was committed by your doctor, urgent care clinic, E.R. or hospital. Please contact our pharmacy litigation lawyers for a free case review. No fee unless we recover benefits, damages and compensation for you.

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 Annapolis, 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.

Drug Injury Liability Lawsuits

In addition to medication mistakes by your doctor, pharmacy, nursing home, etc., which are medical negligence claims, there is a second type of lawsuits involving medications. These lawsuits involve filing a lawsuits against the drug manufacturer for any injuries, cancers. illnesses, diseases or accidental death caused by taking a particular medication. All medications in the United States have warning labels on the box, insert or label. Many drug companies intentionally withhold data regarding warnings, possible side effects and adverse reactions related to their brands. In time, patients begin to fall ill and suffer needlessly due to their corporate greed. These medication lawsuits are deemed product liability claims aka mass tort lawsuits. Examples include Taxotere chemotherapy permanent hair loss lawsuits, Invokana diabetes drug claims, opioid addiction, Metformin lawsuits, Zantac cancer claims, Xarelto injury cases, Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid cancer cases.

These drugs, and others, can be prescription meds or over the counter. Many contain DFM, NDMA and ranitidine, all of which are carcinogens. They can result in liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, kidney cancer, amputation, renal failure, weakened bones, vision loss, hearing loss, tinnitus, internal bleeding, an inability for your blood to clot, heart attack, stroke and heart failure. No matter the medication you took please contact our Washington DC mass tort injury attorneys now to discuss your lawsuit and any benefits and forms of compensation you are entitled to.

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.