West Palm Beach Medication Error Lawyer
Cases of Injury or Death from Medication Errors
A medication error can occur through a variety of errors. If you have been given an incorrect prescription drug resulting in injury, you may have a medical malpractice case that will award you damages to compensate you. Incorrect dosage, either too much or too little, can result in catastrophic injuries such as stroke or heart attack. Medication can defeat a host of diseases when administered correctly, but an error in dosage, type of medication or other error could lead to serious injuries, medical conditions or in the worst cases, death.
Injured by errors in your medication?
One of the most common fatal incidents connected with medication error is undetected allergy to the drug. Doctors are well aware of this possibility and are expected to do a thorough interview prior to prescribing a drug that potentially could cause an allergic reaction. If you feel that you were not screened thoroughly prior to receiving medication and suffered a dangerous adverse reaction and you suffered injury, you should speak to a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer to review your case. At our firm, Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., our West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorney can provide you with information on drug-related medical malpractice lawsuits, and how to proceed to seek compensation. If you have had a family member die as a result of an allergic reaction to medication, you may be able to recover damages for wrongful death.
West Palm Beach Medication Error Injury Cases
The elderly are often victims of medication errors. Powerful blood thinning drugs such as Coumadin can result in excessive bleeding if patients are not fully educated on certain foods to avoid, or there was an error in dosage. The elderly are often on several different medications and the incidence of adverse drug interaction in this population group is high. If you suspect your elderly relative has had an adverse or fatal reaction to medication, contact us for an evaluation of the facts, and we will advise you on the best course of action to pursue damages for injuries caused by medication errors.