Medication Errors in Houston, TX
What are the Consequences of Medication Errors?
Prescription medications have allowed medical professionals to treat and cure a wide range of conditions, provide patients with considerable pain relief, and help those in need live happier, healthier lives. Although prescription medications have proven to be amazing innovations that largely benefit our country's ability to provide effective health care, they are not without risks. Because these medications can be incredibly powerful and because they are often designed to treat a specific ailment, medication errors can have devastating consequences.
Examples of common medication errors include:
- Using the wrong medication
- Using an improper dose
- Failure to provide proper directions for use
- Failure to adequately inform patients of associated risks
- Conflictions with other medications taken by a patient
If you or your loved one has suffered injury or illness as the result of a medication error, you may be entitled to financial compensation. To learn more about your rights and how a medical malpractice attorney from our legal team can help, call (877) 661-9900.
The Rights of Victims Injured by Medication Errors
According to statistics, more than 1.3 million Americans suffer harm each year as the result of medication errors, many of which could have been prevented had a medical professional upheld their duty to provide a reasonable standard of care. Victims and families who suffer losses due to a preventable medication may have a right to recover their damages by filing a medical malpractice claim against the responsible health care provider, which may include nurses, doctors, pharmacists, and other medical professionals.
Discuss Your Case with a Proven Houston Medication Malpractice Lawyer
Stern Law Group has helped thousands of injured victim assert their rights after being injured by the negligence of others, including medical care providers. If you believe that you or your loved one is a victim of a medication error, allow a member of our legal team to review your case.
Complete a case evaluation form or call (877) 661-9900 for more information.