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Prescription Errors and Negligence – Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Information on Prescription Error Lawsuits in Pennsylvania

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.

Prescribing the wrong medication can have very serious consequences including permanent disability and even death. If this has happened to you or a loved one, our Pittsburgh Malpractice Attorneys can help.

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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Prescription Errors

Improper Prescription Of Medication

There are a number of errors that can be made when prescribing medication to a patient. Some of these errors include:

  • Prescribing the wrong medication
  • Prescribing an overdose or underdose of a medication
  • Failure to administer medication in a timely manner or the right circumstance
  • Failure to monitor known side effects of a medication
  • Failure to properly review patient history – including other medications
  • Failure to properly explain medication and its side effects to a patient
  • Keeping a patient on medication even after exhibiting side effects
  • Improper filling of a prescription by the pharmacy
  • Pharmacy mistaking patients with similar names

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.

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or wrongful death that someone else caused.

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.

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Compensation For Improper Prescription Of Medication

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:

  • Adverse reactions
  • New medical problems
  • Extended time in the hospital
  • Higher risk of complications
  • Death

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:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost Wages
  • Medical Expenses
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life

SMT Legal: Pittsburgh Attorneys Making a Difference

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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SMT Legal attorneys believe in aggressively representing our clients while maintaining the personal compassion needed when counseling clients through difficult situations and navigating a complex legal system. Contact us today.

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