Medication errors happen a lot more often than one would expect. According to the Food and Drug Administration, “A medication error is any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or harm to a patient.” Since 2000, the FDA has received more than 95,000 reports of medication errors.
When a doctor or pharmacist is negligent, patients may experience extreme and even life-threatening consequences. If you have suffered because of the carelessness of a medical professional with your medication, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side to help you get the compensation you deserve. For more than 26 years, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been handling clients who have suffered from medication errors throughout New Jersey. If this happens to you, you’re going to need help and fast.
How Medication Errors Occur
One way that medication error can occur is when doctors prescribe the incorrect medication for a patient’s condition. If a patient is misdiagnosed by a doctor and takes medication for a condition they don’t have, his or her body might react badly. They may also prescribe too much of a medication, leading to an overdose.
Another instance might be because of a mistake at the pharmacy. If the pharmacist is not careful, they may fill your prescription with the wrong medication. This may lead to physical or mental issues — sometimes even death.
If you have suffered because of the carelessness of a doctor or pharmacist, you are likely entitled to compensation. The first way to do that would be to prove that the defendant acted negligently and did not adhere to a certain standard of care. Some of the damages you can receive include:
- Funeral expenses
- Any medical bills
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
Have You Suffered Due to a Medication Error?
The only way to know if you have a medication error case is to talk to an experienced lawyer about your options. The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone are ready to fight for you to receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation. Now taking clients in Jersey City, Newark, Elizabeth, and throughout New Jersey.