Cleveland Medication Error Attorneys
Medication errors can be fatal for patients who need the correct dosages and prescriptions to survive. A medication mistake at the level of the drug manufacturer, prescribing doctor, administering nurse, or pharmacy could make it impossible for the patient to recover. It is important as the victim of suspected medication errors to hire an attorney to represent your case. Otherwise, you may not be able to hold the at-fault party accountable for your damages. Contact Elk & Elk for a free, confidential legal consultation in Cleveland.
Why Select Elk & Elk?
- We understand you are likely undergoing medical treatments and need to heal after a medication error. We make home and hospital visits whenever necessary.
- We are a client-driven firm. We focus all our legal strategies around your personal safety, needs, and desired outcome.
- We will not hesitate to use the resources at our disposal to strengthen the odds of your claim’s success. We can hire experts and other personnel on your behalf.
- We believe in representation for everyone. We offer our services with no up-front costs and no legal fees until we win the case.
Do You Need a Lawyer’s Help?
Medication errors fall under the legal theory of medical malpractice. To secure compensation for this type of professional negligence, you will need to fulfill all corresponding legal requirements. You will need to submit an affidavit of merit from a healthcare professional with your claim, for example, and prove the defendant’s breach of duty. A lawyer can help you with these tasks and others during the legal process. Your attorney can take care of all paperwork and processes involved in your claim while you focus on healing.
Types of Medication Errors
Medication mistakes can take many shapes and forms. Any negligence-related accident or breach of the medical standard of care could result in a medication mistake. If the mistake causes patient injury, illness, worsened prognosis, or death, the victim could have grounds for a malpractice lawsuit.
- Incorrect medication or dosage prescription
- Failure to review a patient’s medical history
- Failure to ask about drugs the patient is already taking
- Adverse drug interactions
- Failure to inform of potential side effects
- Administration of the wrong drug or dosage
- Mixing up patients
- Incorrect interpretation of a prescription
- Defective or dangerous drugs
Medication mistakes are preventable events. Healthcare professionals should follow protocols to get enough information from a patient, write the correct prescriptions, fill them accurately, and administer them without mistakes. Ignoring the rules or rushing the job could result in irreversible patient injuries.
Your Right to Compensation
Negligence anywhere along the pathway from a physician’s decision to prescribe a medication to the patient receiving the drug could constitute medical malpractice if it hurts the patient. Victims of medication mistakes could suffer lifelong consequences from not getting the drugs they needed to improve their conditions. Others may have expensive medical bills and pain and suffering from harmful drug events. If you were the victim of a medication mistake, Ohio law could make you eligible to obtain recovery for your damages.
- Past and future related medical expenses
- Physical pain and emotional suffering
- Lost quality of life
- Lost income or capacity to earn
- Temporary or permanent disabilities
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
If you lost a loved one because of a medication mistake, you could also receive wrongful death damages such as benefits for reasonable funeral and burial costs. A conversation with an attorney can give you an idea of what your case could be worth. The Ohio personal injury lawyers at Elk & Elk have obtained over $1 billion in damages total for past clients. We can give you an honest look at the value of your case.
Contact Us Today
Elk & Elk can help you and your family fight for compensation from an at-fault doctor or another party after a harmful medication mistake. Start with a free consultation at our Cleveland office. Contact us online today or call (800) ELK-OHIO.