Medication errors are one of the leading causes of medical malpractice, with more than 1.5 million people injured each year as a result of errors made in prescribing, administering and monitoring prescription drugs and other medications, according to a study by the Institute of Medicine. Not only do medication errors cause injuries and even death, but they also cost an estimated additional $3.5 billion in medical expenses each year. Medication errors include over-the-counter products, vitamins and herbal supplements in addition to prescription drugs.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a medication error, contact the Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Ankin Law Offices, LLC. Our team of medication errors malpractice attorneys has significant experience with the complex legal issues involved in medical malpractice claims, including those claims resulting from medication errors.
Liability for Medication Errors
Medication errors can occur at any stage of a patient’s medical treatment, including:
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Filling the prescription with the wrong medication
- Errors made while administering the drug
- Failure to monitor the patient’s response to the medication
Regardless of the stage at which the medication error was committed or whether the mistake was committed by a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other medical staff, you may be entitled to compensation for the medication malpractice. Medical malpractice allows patients or their families to recover for negligence that is committed by the hospital, doctor, nurse or other medical staff while delivering medical treatment.
The Chicago medication malpractice attorneys at Ankin Law Offices have significant experience handling medical malpractice claims, including those involving medication errors, hospital malpractice, diagnostic errors, anesthesia errors, emergency room errors, and obstetrical negligence. We are familiar with the complex legal issues that are involved in medical malpractice lawsuits and we will assemble a team of professionals, including medical malpractice attorneys and medical experts, in order to advocate on your behalf. If you or a loved one has been injured by a medication error, contact the Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Ankin Law Offices to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your rights and remedies following a medication error.
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