While law enforcement is waging a war on illegal drugs, hundreds of thousands of Americans are suffering illness and death from drugs that are perfectly legal. No, we’re not talking about unethical pain management doctors dispensing prescriptions out of pill mills. These are legitimate patients with legitimate prescriptions that have been written, read, or filled incorrectly as a result of health care professionals medical negligence. Prescription drug dangers are endless and because prescription drug medication errors are the most frequent type of medical error and the most harmful finding the right Phoenix medication error attorney is vital.
Disturbing Statistics About Prescription Medication Errors
Statistics don’t lie and these numbers are shocking: 400,000 prescription errors per year occur in hospitals and a whopping 800,000 per year in nursing homes and long-term care facilities that cause actual harm to patients. That’s well over a million patients who are in a hospital or care facility to receive help for their health problems but are harmed instead. Every day in this country at least one person dies from a prescription error that could have been prevented with proper care.
Some of these errors are the fault of
a doctor who writes an incorrect prescription
a doctor who fails to take into account the dangers of drug interactions
a pharmacist who misreads a prescription (often because of the doctor’s illegible handwriting)
a pharmacist who confuses two drugs with similar-sounding names
a pharmacist who prints incorrect instructions on the packaging or the accompanying printout
a hospital staff nurse who gives a drug to the wrong patient or gives the wrong dose (either orally or intravenously)
If you or a loved one were a health care patient in Arizona that has been harmed as a result of being given a wrong medication or the wrong dose by a doctor, pharmacy, nurse, or other medical professionals, you should consult the experienced Phoenix medical malpractice attorneys to learn what recourse you have.
If you are able to prove that you suffered actual documentable injury, and that it was clearly attributable to the prescription medication error, your attorney can advise you. You may have a provable case to recover money in compensation for the damage to your health as well as for the financial and other losses you’ve suffered because of the error of medical professionals. These are often complex and difficult cases to prove, so your lawyer’s level of experience with health care cases is key.
The Right Phoenix Medication Error Lawyer
In Arizona, you will find the experienced legal representation you need for at the Phoenix law firm of Knapp & Roberts. Our Phoenix personal injury attorneys have a long history of success and many years of experience recovering substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients, some in the millions of dollars. When you’ve been injured by a prescription drug error, you can count on us to fight aggressively and tirelessly for your right to a recovery.
We believe in justice for anyone who has been injured by an incompetent, careless, or negligent medical professional. By holding these people accountable, together we can reduce the incidence of this substandard treatment in the future, saving lives and health, as well as helping to alleviate the damage to your finances and your quality of life resulting from the negligence. Our lawyers know what types of prescribing mistakes commonly occur, what to look for when reviewing your medical records, and which respected medical experts to call upon to provide testimony and support for your claim.
Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation
At Knapp & Roberts, we offer a free consultation in which we will analyze the facts of your case and advise you on what is needed to bring an Arizona medical malpractice action. Arizona places strict time limits on filing a medical malpractice claim. If you wait too long, you risk losing your right to a recovery, so don’t delay. Call for your appointment today. We accept medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, so you only pay us if and when we bring in a monetary verdict or settlement in your favor.
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