Given the Wrong Prescription?

Medical Malpractice Attorneys Find the Causes of Prescription Errors

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Prescriptions for medications can save lives. However, medications that do not treat the issue can be ineffective and possibly deadly. Personal injury lawyer Richard M. Shapiro has worked with victims for 30 years. During that time, he has witnessed the damage that health care providers can do when they prescribe the wrong medication to patients. He also spent time working as a research assistant at a primary teaching hospital associated with Yale University. This then gave him a thorough understanding of the problems medication errors can cause.

Richard M. Shapiro and attorney J. Brent Jones devote much of their professional careers to aiding those afflicted by medical negligence. They have helped many victims recover financially so they can remain stable throughout their futures. They have also effected change within the industry: several facilities have revised their policies to be more safety-conscious following our work with injured patients.

What Causes Prescription Errors?

Incorrect prescriptions are frequently the result of the negligence of doctors, nurses, pharmacists or other health care workers. A physician may write a prescription illegibly, or someone filling the prescription may misread the prescription. These may seem like minor blunders. However, when committed by health care professionals, they can have devastating results for patients.

Maintaining effective communication, double-checking prescriptions and remaining attentive can prevent these mistakes. Additionally, research suggests that if medical facilities implement computerized physician order entry and barcodes for medication, it could reduce errors by up to 50 percent. Simple mistakes are often easy to prevent, and the consequences can be tremendous. Therefore, medical professionals should make the effort to keep these errors from occurring. When these doctors overlook important details or fail to do their jobs properly, they should be held accountable for their substandard care.

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

Unless an attorney who handles medical malpractice examines the facts of your situation, it can be hard to tell if you have a valid claim. Cases involving improper prescriptions or any other form of malpractice rely on proving negligence. If you believe you suffered an injury because you were prescribed the wrong medication, you may be able to seek compensation.

However, many victims have no way of knowing if a negligent error occurred. This is why you should talk to a medical malpractice lawyer. Our attorneys can then investigate your claim and determine if you have a potential case.

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Our medical malpractice lawyers make your concerns our top priority. We focus on causes, not just cases. Call our Tampa Bay lawyers at (800) 258-HELP. You can also fill out our online contact form for a free consultation to find out how we can help you.


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