Errors In Prescribing And Administering Medication Can Be Deadly
A landmark study by the National Institute of Medicine estimated that more than 1 million Americans are harmed each year by medication errors. While most people suffer minor or temporary effects, bad reactions sometimes trigger catastrophic or fatal results.
If you believe that a medication mistake injured you or killed a loved one, the medical malpractice attorneys of Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. can investigate. We have obtained substantial recoveries against doctors, nurses, hospitals, pharmacies, nursing homes and other medical providers for serious and preventable medical errors.
Nationwide Handling Of Medication Errors
Our Miami-based firm litigates medical malpractice in South Florida and statewide and in jurisdictions throughout the United States. Call us today for a free initial consultation.
‘The Right Drug To The Right Patient At The Right Time’
This is the mantra of diligent doctors, pharmacists, and nurses who prescribe, dispense and administer powerful prescription-only meds. When medical professionals in the chain of patient care are careless or deviate from the system of checks and balances, they endanger patients.
Medication errors take many forms:
- Wrong prescription or confusion with a similar-sounding drug
- Overdose (wrong dosage)
- Contraindications (known allergies or cross-reactions)
- Failure to administer needed medication
- Pharmacy mix-ups
Getting You Compensation For A Mistake That Never Should Have Happened
We take medical malpractice cases in which medication errors resulted in severe harm, such as organ failure, nerve damage, brain damage, heart attack, coma or death. Our trial lawyers work with medical experts and local counsel in cases around the country. We prepare for trial and frequently take cases to jury verdict to secure compensation for related medical intervention, future care, lasting disability, lost earnings, and our client’s pain and suffering.