Medication Error Attorney in Gainesville
Wrong Medication or Wrong Dose? A Lawyer Can Help
In situations where a doctor, nurse or pharmacist makes an error when prescribing, administering or dispensing medication to a patient, the results may be very serious. The wrong medication or wrong dose may cause a patient to suffer serious side effects or even become catastrophically injured. In situations where a medication error of this kind is caused by negligence or wrongdoing on the part of a medical professional, the injured patient may be able to file a medical malpractice claim. This would give the victim the opportunity to hold the doctor or nurse responsible for their carelessness.
To find out more about filing a claim or lawsuit for a medication error in the Gainesville, Florida area, don't hesitate to contact an attorney at our law firm as soon as possible. At Steven A. Bagen & Associates, we represent victims and families of victims of medication errors throughout Gainesville and the surrounding communities. We offer a free consultation to help you get started in receiving the legal guidance you need, and we are committed to client service and aggressive representation every single step of the way.
About Medication Errors in Gainesville
A medication error may occur in different situations and may be committed by different professionals in the field of medicine. Essentially, a medication error would involve any case where a patient received the wrong medicine, the right medicine in the wrong dosage amount, or perhaps a medication to which the patient has a known allergy. Following are a few potential examples of medication errors:
- A doctor misdiagnoses a patient and prescribes a medication that does not treat his or her illness.
- A nurse accidentally administers the wrong medication to a patient.
- A doctor prescribes the right medication but in the wrong dose.
- A pharmacist is careless and fills a patient's prescription with the wrong medication.
- A pharmacist or doctor gives a patient the wrong instructions regarding taking a medication.
To exercise your right to legal action after a medication error of any kind, contact a Gainesville medication error lawyer at our law firm today!