When Medication Errors Cause Injuries
According to the Institute of Medicine, more than 1.5 million people are injured or killed each year due to medication errors. These errors can occur in hospitals, nursing homes, pharmacies or when taking prescriptions at home.
With offices in Harrisburg and Enola, the attorneys of Shollenberger Januzzi & Wolfe, LLP represent victims of medical negligence throughout central Pennsylvania. If you or a loved one has been injured by a prescription drug error by a medical professional, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. You may be entitled to compensation.
Prescription Drug Mistakes
Most prescription drug errors are preventable mistakes that our health care system failed to prevent. The following are examples of prescription drug errors that occur far more often than they should:
- Prescribing drugs that have dangerous side effects when used in combination with other drugs you are taking
- Prescribing the wrong drug
- Prescribing too high or too low of a dose of a drug
- Putting the wrong medication or wrong dose in an intravenous drip
In addition to providing compensation for the victims, our civil justice system can provide a strong incentive for doctors, pharmacists and hospitals to take prescription drug errors more seriously.