We trust doctors and pharmacists to prescribe and dispense the drugs we need. Unfortunately, sometimes that trust is misplaced. Every year, thousands of patients receive the wrong medicine or the wrong dose of the right medicine. The result can be serious injury or death.
At Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, P.C. in New Haven, Connecticut, our lawyers represent individuals and families in cases of medication errors and other types of medical malpractice. We have been repeatedly recognized as one of “The Best Law Firms” and several of our lawyers have been listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America.” We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Preventable Errors That No One Prevented
Medication errors should never happen. Unfortunately, despite efforts by doctors and pharmacists to prevent errors, mistakes happen every day. The following are examples:
- Prescribing the wrong drug or wrong dose of a drug
- Dispensing the wrong drug or wrong dose of a drug
- Prescribing a drug to which the patient is allergic
- Drug labeling and instruction errors
- Failure to warn patients about drug side effects
In the past, many drug errors were caused by pharmacists misreading the handwriting of doctors. Today, just as many errors result from doctors entering the wrong codes on computers or by pharmacists confusing drugs that have similar names. By holding doctors and hospitals financially accountable for mistakes, the civil justice system can provide a strong motivation to our health care system to minimize errors.
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