When you are sick or injured, you rely on the expertise and care of the medical community to help you feel better. In many cases this involves the use and help of prescribed medications. Unfortunately, medical professionals can make mistakes when prescribing or providing medications to their patients.
It is estimated that up to one quarter of all medical malpractice cases in Pennsylvania involve the improper prescription of medication. These cases are complex and involve a long chain of providers. The error could have been due to the negligence of one or more of the parties.
The help of a compassionate and aggressive personal injury attorney is essential in examining and investigating this chain of medical providers and determining who exactly is responsible for the error.
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There are a number of errors that can be made when prescribing medication to a patient. Some of these errors include:
As you can see from these examples, the error could be made by the doctor writing the prescription, a nurse administering a medication, or the pharmacy who filled the prescription. All providers must be properly investigated and it is not always easy to determine the responsible party or parties.
Medical experts are necessary in order to get a thorough understanding of the medication and its potential harm to the patient in a given circumstance. SMT Legal has the experience and reliable experts they can rely on to properly understand your case and fight for your rights.
At SMT Legal, we understand how emotionally and physically painful it is to be sick and expect to be treated with expert care by your doctor. When another medical error has negligently caused you or a loved one to suffer a further illness, you have the legal right to just and fair compensation and other damages. You have the right to seek fair compensation for medical bills, damages and lost time at work.
The longer a victim waits to call an attorney, the more difficult it may be to collect evidence and build a strong and winnable case. Our goal at SMT Legal is to help you get the best possible outcome and maximum compensation so we can make a positive difference in your life.
We know when to negotiate, when to go to court and how to get you money for your injuries.
No matter what injuries you sustained from a prescription medication error, it is worth having an attorney review your case. Injuries have a large range including, but not limited to:
The most common error with prescription medications is a failure to administer the proper dose. Just a small oversight can result in catastrophic results for you, the patient. Depending on the injuries you sustain, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
At SMT Legal, we will give your case the personal attention you deserve and do everything possible to get money for your injuries. We are personal injury lawyers who know when to negotiate, when to go to court and how to get you money for your injuries. We have a team of lawyers, investigators, and field experts who work together to build a strong case for our clients.
Our goal is to get the best possible outcome for you and the maximum compensation you deserve. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
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