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Houston Medication Error Lawyers

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Medication and pharmacy errors present serious dangers to patients. An experienced attorney can assist you if you or a loved one were injured.

Those who handle and prescribe medications are expected to follow certain standards of care when doing so. Failure to follow these standards can result in severe injury. The wrong amount or type of medication can be dangerous for patients and may even cost them their lives. 

A medication error is a specific type of negligence claim that typically requires legal action to resolve. A medication error lawsuit can provide the injured person and their family with the compensation they need to recover and get back on their feet.

At Pierce Skrabanek, we represent persons who have been injured due to medication and pharmacy errors. We have gathered the information below to explain what medication errors are and what kind of harm such errors cause. We also discuss why it’s crucial to assert your legal rights and pursue compensation if you were harmed by such negligence.

Speaking to an experienced Houston medication error lawyer today may benefit you and your family. Pursuing legal action can help hold negligent parties liable and improve the safety of healthcare services in our communities. Contact us at (832) 690-7000 at your earliest convenience for a free, confidential consultation to review your case.

How Can a Houston Pharmacy Errors Lawyer Help Me Obtain Compensation? 

The damage caused by a medication or pharmacy error can be extensive and long-term. Such injuries may require additional medical attention and can cause a person to miss work temporarily or indefinitely. A qualified attorney can review your case and assist with compensation, which can cover: 

  • Medical bills: This includes reimbursement for medical expenses connected with the medication error.
  • Lost wages or income: A financial award from a lawsuit can help reimburse the patient for lost income during their recovery period.
  • Loss of future income: Compensation can cover future losses of income in situations where the person can no longer work due to their injury.
  • Pain and suffering: Medication injury victims can experience intense pain and mental suffering in connection with the negligence. 
  • Disability: Some medication error injuries can cause long-term disability and lifestyle changes which must be accounted for.
  • Wrongful death: In the event that the pharmacy error results in the loss of life, compensation can cover wrongful death expenses, such as funeral costs and other losses.
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The amount of compensation available in any medication error lawsuit will vary from case to case. It will depend on factors like the severity of the injuries and the amount of time spent in the hospital recovering. Some losses can be difficult to calculate, such as pain and suffering. 

For these reasons, it’s important to hire a lawyer who has experience in obtaining favorable settlements for injury victims. A qualified Houston medication errors attorney can help calculate your losses and argue for the maximum amount of compensation you are owed under medical malpractice laws. 

Did you know?

According to recent statistics:

  • 7,000 to 9,000 Americans die annually from medical errors
  • Approximately 530,000 injuries occur in outpatient clinics that are related to medication errors
  • 10% of all patients in every hospital will be affected by some sort of medication error

Administering the wrong dose is the most common type of error, followed by wrong drug errors. These errors are dangerous and can lead to severe injuries or medical conditions.

If you or a loved one were injured due to a medication error, contact the lawyers at Pierce Skrabanek for legal representation at (832) 690-7000. We are on hand to guide you on the path toward justice.

What Types of Issues Are Involved in a Houston Medication Error Lawsuit?

Medication errors can take various forms and can happen at different stages of the prescription and administering process. Some common examples of medication errors include: 

  • Wrong medication or dose: Prescribing or administering the wrong type of medication, or the wrong amount to the patient
  • Omission errors: Failing to give the patient their required medication at the proper time (missing a scheduled dose)
  • Incorrect method of administration: Administering a medicine through the wrong route or channel (such as giving medicine orally rather than intravenously)
  • Interactions and contraindications: Combining medicines in a way that produces a harmful reaction
  • Calculation errors: Errors related to medicine calculations, such as when the effects will wear off, or how the medicine might affect a person’s readings (such as blood pressure)
  • Product confusion: Making an error due to confusing medications that have similar names, descriptions, or appearances
  • Diagnosis issues: There may be some overlap between medical misdiagnosis and resulting medication errors (for instance, prescribing the wrong medicine based on a wrong diagnosis)
  • Dangerous medicines: Negligence may be found if the medical profession prescribes drugs that are known to be dangerous due to a defect or have been recalled

Other common medicine errors include mismanagement of side effects, improper instructions on how to take a drug, and relying on outdated or incorrect information regarding a particular medicine. 

Identifying the exact cause and source of a medication error can be challenging. It is best approached with the guidance and advice of a qualified medication error attorney. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be held liable for a medication or pharmacy error?

Various parties can be held liable for a medication or pharmacy error. These may include:

  • Prescribing doctors
  • Pharmacy employees and personnel
  • Nurses
  • Hospital staff
  • Any person who is involved in the chain of prescription and administration of medicines

In some cases, multiple parties or persons can be held liable for a medication, such as when a nurse makes an error and a staff worker approves the same error. Also, some medication errors can involve issues from the manufacturer itself (similar to cases involving a defective medical device).

A qualified lawyer can help identify which parties can be held accountable for medication error injuries.

What type of proof is needed for a medication error claim?

As with any type of legal claim, a medication error lawsuit must be supported by sufficient proof and evidence. A qualified lawyer can help gather evidence needed, such as:

  • Past medication records for comparison
  • Proof of prescription and receipt of the medicine
  • Files showing injury due to the medication error
  • Any other evidentiary items, such as medical documents or witness statements

In some instances, the input of a medical expert may be needed. In such cases, the medical professional can provide expert testimony detailing the effects of the medication error.

How long will a wrong medication error lawsuit settlement take?

There is really no set or average time for how long a medication error case will take.

For cases involving multiple parties or actors, or multiple injuries, the overall processing time may take longer. Some cases may be resolved more quickly through a settlement or through alternative dispute resolution means such as arbitration.

Working with a qualified injury lawyer can help ensure that all legal requirements and documents are satisfied, so that you don’t experience unnecessary delays during the legal process.

When should I contact a Houston pharmacy malpractice attorney?

You should contact a pharmacy or medication error attorney as soon as you discover you are injured or have a medical condition. It’s important to contact a lawyer as early as possible so you learn your legal rights, and so they can protect you as you seek compensation for your losses.

For instance, your lawyer will be able to negotiate a settlement on your behalf or interact with insurance agents regarding your case. This can help prevent any further losses from occurring.

Filing deadlines will also apply to any medication error lawsuit, so it’s important to act quickly if you believe you have a claim. Failing to meet deadlines may result in you forfeiting your right to recover compensation.

Contact a lawyer as soon as you are able if you have any questions regarding a medication error lawsuit.