Prescription medications provide doctors with an enormously valuable tool for fighting illness and injury. However, these medications are sensitive and require careful attention to detail when administered. If a doctor makes an error when deciding which medication to prescribe, the dosage and even whether the medication is appropriate for the patient, serious and life-threatening health complications can result.
At Team Law, our medical malpractice lawyers have dedicated our careers to helping New Jersey malpractice victims recover financially from the significant harm caused by medical negligence. We know you are likely frustrated and overwhelmed—after all, your doctor was supposed to help, not cause even greater harm.
We can’t restore your health or take away the pain you have suffered. We can fight for your right to full and fair compensation designed to hold your negligent healthcare provider responsible—and we’ve already recovered over $650 million in compensation to date.
Contact the medical negligence lawyers at Team Law today. We have been helping your neighbors across New Jersey recover maximum compensation for over 60 years. We’re ready to put our battle-tested legal skills to work in your case.
Every detail matters when you are prescribed a type of medication. When doctors, pharmacists, and even nurses fail to pay meticulous attention to those details, the patient suffers. Not only may your underlying condition continue to worsen, but the medication error can actually cause new health problems that were never an issue before taking the drug.
Common medication errors that can cause patient harm include:
While some medication errors are detected early, when left undetected, some medication errors can cause serious internal organ damage—some of which may be irreparable or create the need for extensive, ongoing medical treatment.
At Team Law, our medical malpractice lawyers are here to make sure you don’t shoulder the financial burden of your doctor’s mistake. If you have suffered adverse side effects after taking a prescription medication, call to tell us what happened so that we can begin exploring legal actions to protect your rights.
Hospitals and physicians have the means available to prevent most medication errors from occurring. They are expected to develop detailed procedures for prescribing and administering prescription drugs. Technological programs have been developed to prevent medication errors. Nurses should be trained to meticulously check to ensure the correct medication and dosage are administered.
When medical professionals fail to take the necessary precautions to protect your safety, they should be held financially accountable. Your fair compensation award should include money for things like:
At Team Law, we fight to make sure insurance companies fail in offering lowball offers for medication error victims. Whether that involves negotiating a fair settlement offer or litigating your case at trial will depend upon your preferences, the insurance company’s willingness to negotiate fairly and the facts of your case.
Most patients are left completely at the mercy of the doctors and nurses who prescribe and administer their medications. Unfortunately, one simple medication error by your medical team can create a lifetime of suffering. That’s why New Jersey law provides medication errors with legal rights to hold the negligent party financially accountable for those errors.
At Team Law, our medical malpractice lawyers are on your side. When you choose our team, you can expect lawyers who will advocate vigorously for your rights and also stand by your side every step of the way. For your free case evaluation, call our offices or contact us online today.
Yes, you can technically handle your own medication error claim. However, a lawyer’s advocacy can be key to ensuring you get a fair compensation award and meet all procedural requirements—filing requirements, expert affidavits, timing deadlines and more—necessary to pursue the claim. At Team Law, we know most people are worried about the cost of hiring help. That’s why we work on a contingency basis. Contingency representation means that you don’t have to pay us anything unless and until we win compensation. We even advance the funds needed to investigate your case and retain experts.
One reason why medication errors can be difficult to prove is that multiple parties may be involved. The prescribing doctor, administering nurse and pharmacist who fills the prescription may all potentially be to blame. Further, prescription drugs naturally contain complex properties—which often makes expert testimony critical. To bring a successful medication error case, you need a lawyer who understands both medicine and law—and who is dedicated to diligently researching your case to reach the best outcome.
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