Prescription errors are preventable. But tragically, such errors can be fatal or result in serious injury. It is estimated that 7,000 Americans die each year as a result of prescription errors. Giving the wrong dosage or prescribing the wrong medication entirely are among the most frequent errors. Prescribing a drug that interacts in a harmful way with another drug is also a major cause of injury.
These errors occur not only to patients who take medications at home. An alarming number of medication errors occur in hospitals and nursing homes. Despite efforts by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to make the delivery of medications safer, medication errors are still a public health problem.
In order to completely evaluate a medication error claim, the actions of the pharmacy as well as the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication must be investigated. With more than 50 years of combined experienced, Columbus personal injury attorneys, Lawrence D. Abramson and Thomas J. O’Connell, are honored to offer their dedication and experience to individuals who have been harmed by a medication error.
Please contact our Columbus, Ohio law office today to schedule a confidential, no-cost consultation with one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys.