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Pharmacy / Medication Error

Nashville Pharmacy/Medication Error Attorney Matt Harden

The Nashville personal injury lawyers at Matt Hardin Law provide comprehensive legal service to victims of pharmacy/medication errors that compromise their lives and well being. With nearly 20 years of experience representing victims of negligence, we know that medical mistakes drastically affect patient outcomes, and can even be lethal. That is why our attorneys are dedicated to pursuing justice and fair compensation for you.

Pharmacy Mistakes

Modern medicine relies heavily on the prescription of countless drugs to millions of people every day. Unfortunately, with such widespread use, many consumers may experience harm due to mistakes on the part of pharmacies. A variety of factors contribute to the increasing number of pharmacy/medication errors placing patients at risk. These often involve:

  • Dosing errors
  • Defective drugs
  • Drug interaction
  • Contraindications
  • Off-label drug uses
  • Improper treatment
  • Unmonitored patients
  • Failure to advise/warn
  • Medication side effects
  • Improper administration

Patients often suffer from a number of ailments, all of which can require different medicines. While some drugs work in conjunction with others to alleviate uncomfortable symptoms, many treatment plans can potentially work against each other, exacerbating other conditions or preventable illness, and leading to injury.

Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals and health care providers have a legal duty to treat patients with a high standard of care. Failure to meet this required level can cause injury and give rise to liability. Personal injury liability for health workers is known as medical malpractice. Errors in prescribing medication can clearly breach a doctor’s legal duty, causing injuries that may include:

  • Birth defects
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Edema, stroke
  • Sleep disorders
  • CNS depression
  • Headache, nausea
  • Organ dysfunction
  • Respiratory failure
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Blood clotting issues
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Rashes, hives, infection
  • Bowel, urinary problems

Patients may present symptoms suggesting one problem while suffering from a more serious underlying condition. Taking a thorough patient history and physical is instrumental to properly diagnosing illness and disease. Lab tests, blood work, and further examination all help to rule out certain conditions while ascertaining which course of treatment would most benefit the patient.

Pharmacy Negligence

Pharmacies have come under increasing scrutiny for placing their bottom line above patient interests, and failing to ensure adherence to applicable legal standards. Pharmacists have a duty to carefully oversee pharmacy technicians who dispense medication not only to ensure proper dosage, but also to make sure the medication is going to the right person. Pharmacists must also adequately consider drug interactions and potential complications that can arise from taking multiple medications. Failure to counsel patients of medication uses and side effects may likewise lead to liability.

Medical Malpractice Damages

When doctors and medical providers make a mistake or oversight in prescribing medication, they can be liable to patients injured by their negligence, or failure to fulfill their legal duty to their patients. This can require them to compensate victims for:

  • Lost income
  • Wrongful death
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of relationship
  • Future financial losses
  • Disability-related costs
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Pain and suffering damages

Negligence in prescribing or administering medication can give rise to personal injury liability for harm including adverse reactions, side effects, and death. Our Nashville medical malpractice lawyers can help review the facts of your case to determine whether you may have claim of this nature.

Benefit From Recovering Compensation, Call Our Attorney For Assistance

If you were injured by a pharmacy / medication error, the Tennessee personal injury attorneys at Matt Hardin Law can help. With offices in Nashville and multiple other locations, our lawyers have recovered substantial compensation for patients and their loved ones on behalf of those who have suffered discomfort, injury, or even death caused by pharmacy negligence or medical malpractice. Let us get to the bottom of your pharmaceutical or medication error claim, and find the negligent parties responsible for your harm. Call (615) 200-1111 today for a free consultation or contact us online.

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