Medication errors are a growing problem in the United States. 7,000 people die each year as the result of medication mistakes. In fact, more people die annually from medication errors than car accidents. Even more frightening is the reality that one in five doses of medication is made in error. Medication touches each and every one of us in one way or another.
You or someone you love is put at risk every day because of the following types of medication errors:
- Negative drug interactions
- Dosage miscalculations
- Lack of patient education
- Incorrect medical diagnosis
- Look-alike medications
A large majority of medication errors are corrected before any damage is done, but not all patients are so lucky. Mistakes in medication can cause life-time medical problems. Specifically, medication errors in young children and/or the elderly carry the most devastating consequences.
Being a medical malpractice lawyer for almost four decades, I have handled many cases involving medication errors, and I have commonly found that most of these mistakes could have been prevented if the correct procedures were in place.
If you or your loved one was the victim of medication error, you need to call me right away at 1 (877) 614-9524. I will meet you at a time and place that is convenient for you to discuss your case. It is important that you have someone looking out for your rights.