New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers Representing Patients Harmed by Medication Errors
Prescription medications can treat a seemingly endless variety of conditions and diseases. Used correctly, they can control pain, fight infection, elevate mood and extend lives. Used incorrectly, lifesaving drugs can become lethal. The medical malpractice attorneys at Team Law represent individuals who were seriously injured by medication errors. We also represent the family members of those who died a wrongful death because of drug-related errors.
How Medication Errors Occur
Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, certified nursing assistants (CNAs) and others may be responsible for medications errors that harm patients. Our attorneys will examine each case to determine what caused the problem. Medication errors can include:
- Wrong prescription
- Wrong dose
- Wrong patient
- Wrong directions for use
- Failure to screen for drug interactions
- Failure to ask about drug allergies or prior bad reactions
- Failure to comply with applicable standards and regulations
- Failure to respond appropriately to side effects, bad reactions or ineffectiveness
Did the doctor’s sloppy handwriting cause the pharmacist to dispense morphine instead of the Alzheimer’s drug Memantine? Were dosages skipped or medications mixed up? Was the pharmacy understaffed? We will review the evidence and find out what went wrong.
Holding the Negligent Responsible
Once we understand the problem, we will identify the individuals and/or organizations that are liable for the carelessness and hold them financially accountable for the harm they caused. We will pursue maximum compensation for the full extent of your damages. These may include pain and suffering, disability, lost wages or income, medical expenses and other losses.
Whether the medication error happened in a hospital, nursing home, assisted living facility or at your neighborhood pharmacy, we can help. For more than 60 years, the attorneys of Team Law have pursued justice on behalf of injured people. Roy J. Konray, our principal medical malpractice attorney, has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients.
To learn how we can be of assistance to you, please contact us online or call (732) 388-5454. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We will explain the legal process and advise you of your options.
Team Law serves clients harmed by medication errors throughout Essex, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties and throughout NJ from many convenient office locations including Clark, West New York, Edison, Newark, Orange, Jersey City, Perth Amboy, New Brunswick, and Middletown.