Pharmacy Malpractice Attorney in Twin Falls & Boise Serving Throughout Idaho
Help for Medication Error Victims from Experienced Idaho Medial Malpractice Attorneys
You trust your doctors and pharmacists to take the utmost care when choosing your medication or filling your prescription. As patients, we must rely on the superior knowledge of our physicians in making the right call about our course of treatment, and there is very little that the average patient can do to double-check that their prescription has been accurately filled, that the dose amount is correct, or that no harmful interactions with other medications will occur.
Legal help after a serious medication error
Sadly, many Americans are seriously hurt—even killed—by medication errors every year. If you or your loved one has been the victim of one of these errors, you may have a right to compensation for your injuries. As soon as possible after suffering an injury due to a medication error in Idaho, contact the Twin Falls law offices of Pedersen & Whitehead for a consultation on your case. Our pharmacy malpractice attorneys are experienced in helping victims of doctor error get the money they need for medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Let us come alongside you to help you get the money you deserve after an Idaho prescription drug error.
Medication errors are nearly always preventable
The US Food & Drug Administration has determined that medication errors kill about 7,000 people each year, and that over a million more people suffer injuries from drug errors annually. What makes these errors even more heartbreaking is that, in 90% of cases, these errors were completely avoidable. Hospitals and pharmacies have a legal duty to take all reasonable steps to prevent these errors. Should a judge find that medical facilities failed to exhibit the necessary amount of care when prescribing or issuing medication to a patient who became injured, that facility may owe thousands of dollars in money damages to the victim.
Prescription medication mistakes can occur in numerous ways
Creating and filling prescriptions requires medical professionals to exercise great caution and thoroughness, and the process can go wrong in a number of ways. These include:
- Administration of an incorrect dosage amount
- Failure to check for harmful interaction with a patient’s existing medications
- Incorrect drug prescribed to a patient
- Incorrect drug provided to a patient by a pharmacist, or in an incorrect dosage
- Failure of a drug delivery device
Dedicated Medical Malpractice Attorneys Helping with Medication Error Injuries in Idaho
If you or someone you love has been injured from a medication error by an Idaho medical professional, find out if you have a right to collect money damages for your injuries by contacting the effective and knowledgeable Boise medication error attorneys at Pedersen & Whitehead for a consultation, at 208-336-2552, or in Boise at 208-734-2552.