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Have You Been Injured Due To A Prescription Medication Error?


We rely heavily on the judgment of doctors and medical professionals when we are ill or injured. While we may be determined to advocate for ourselves, few people have the expertise needed to fact check all the decisions that our doctors make for us. This can make patients especially vulnerable to errors. This often occurs in the realm of prescription medications. A simple error, such as bad handwriting or a misplaced decimal point, can have life-threatening consequences for a patient who was just following their doctor’s orders. If you have suffered a serious injury due to an error that was made with regard to your prescription medication, there are legal options available that can help you get the compensation and support that you need to recover.

Liability in Prescription Medication Errors

If you have suffered serious consequences as a result of an error that was made with your prescription medication, you may be wondering who can be held liable and how. It can be particularly difficult to identify the liable party when you have multiple medical professionals caring for you, or you may not know who made the error that resulted in you being given the wrong medication at the pharmacy. Luckily, you do not need to figure this out all on your own. As long as you are sure that an error was made and that you were harmed as a result, a personal injury and medical malpractice attorney can help you determine who was liable for causing your injury. Any medical professional can be held liable for making the error, from nurses and doctors to the pharmacists who dispensed your medication. For instance, if the doctor prescribed you a medication that you were allergic to and the allergy was listed in your chart, that is not a reasonable mistake and they can be held accountable for it.

Suing for Prescription Medication Errors

Once you have identified the liable party (or parties), you can hold them accountable by bringing a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury lawsuit for medical malpractice (also known as medical negligence) can be brought to recover compensation for the financial and physical harm that you suffered as a result of this reckless mistake. In order to succeed in your claim, you must be able to demonstrate negligence on the part of the medical professional. This essentially means that you must be able to show that the doctor or medical professional made a mistake that another similarly situated professional would not have.

Contact Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers

If you have suffered an injury due to an error with prescription medication or other forms of malpractice in Atlanta, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Cobb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Johns Creek, or Sandy Springs, the experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers are ready to help. We will identify the liable parties who caused your harm and hold them accountable for it. Contact us for help from a skilled Johns Creek personal injury lawyer.

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