Baltimore Drug Error Attorneys Bring Extensive Experience to Pharmacological Cases
We hold negligent parties accountable when a drug has been improperly given to unknowing patients
Pharmaceuticals bring new medical opportunities to doctors and patients alike, but an improperly prescribed drug or improperly handled medication can cause a great deal of damage, as well. Negligent care, clerical oversight and corporate greed can all lead to mistakes in patient medication that can damage your health, or worse, potentially causing death. The attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC have represented hundreds of medical malpractice victims, and can help you secure compensation if your health has been adversely affected by a prescription or drug error.
How do medication errors happen?
Pharmacology is an exact science in every sense of the term – it is critical to be prescribed and given the right dosage of any drug, and in the right combination with other medications in order to protect your wellbeing. Despite numerous regulations and guidelines given to the prescribing doctors and the pharmacists who fill those prescriptions, mistakes can occur with:
- The diagnosis. A doctor may accidentally prescribe the wrong medication due to a misdiagnosis or pressure to push a particular drug being marketed by a pharmaceutical company. Drug interactions can also be harmful if overlooked
- The written prescription. Jokes about doctors writing illegible prescriptions have more than a kernel of truth to them. If a doctor miswrites or the pharmacist misinterprets the written prescription, you will get the wrong drug for your condition
- Medication instructions. Pharmacists fill dozens if not hundreds of prescriptions each day, and in the course of their work, a single incorrect label or mistake during a consultation can put you at risk of overdosing or not taking an effective amount of your medication
Consequences of medication errors can result in death
Drug errors are a serious issue in the United States. More than 100,000 Americans die annually from adverse drug interactions alone, not to mention overdoses and patients taking the incorrect medications. Patients can also be systemically poisoned, blinded, and in some cases even have their medical condition aggravated by the incorrect medication.
Even a failure to take sufficient dosage can be dangerous, as health problems can persist, or doctors may be led to believe that a course of treatment is ineffective. If a medication error has put your health or your life at risk, be sure to contact an attorney who has the experience necessary to represent your case and find the persons responsible.
Our Baltimore medical malpractice law firm is ready to take your pharmacy error case
With so many people involved, from prescribing doctors to fulfilling pharmacists to administering nurses, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault in a medication error case. The attorneys at Mallon & McCool, LLC, know who to talk to and where to look to find the answers and help you secure compensation for your suffering. Reach us toll free at (800) 918-8872 or contact us online. We serve various counties throughout Maryland including Baltimore, Baltimore County, Howard County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel, Prince George’s County and Harford County. Our firm does not receive any fees unless we recover compensation for you.