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Understanding Prescription Error Claims With An Attorney’s Guidance

Americans are being prescribed more medications than at any other time in our history.

Making matters worse is that many patients have multiple doctors prescribing them medications such as a primary care physician and a cardiologist or pain management specialist. In many instances, doctors do not take the time to get the full inventory of what drugs their patients are taking. Many of these medications should not be taken together because the interaction can cause injury or death. After these injuries, you need a skilled Tampa attorney to pursue fair compensation for your injuries.

Accidental overdose is becoming more common. Also, patients are often given the wrong medications when they are hospitalized. These medication errors often have catastrophic results, especially when patients are given medications that they are allergic to or are contra-indicated to treat their condition.

Elements Of A Valid Claim

To have a valid claim for a medication error, we must prove that the error occurred and caused severe injury or death.

We often get calls from people stating that they were given the wrong medication in the emergency room and that they could have died. When we ask if they did suffer any injury from the medication error they usually say no, but again emphasize that they could have been injured. Unless an error causes injury or death, it is not medical malpractice. Often proving causation of injury is more difficult than proving that the health care provider made an error or was negligent in the care and treatment of the patient.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a medication error that caused injury or death, we have a team of medical and pharmacy experts who can build a solid case and obtain the compensation you deserve for the injury or death caused by the medication error.

Putting Your Needs First

All initial investigation is done at no charge to you, and we will only be reimbursed for our costs if we resolve your claim to your satisfaction either by settlement or trial. Further, our services are provided on a contingent fee basis, so there is no charge for attorney’s fees unless we resolve your claim.

You must act quickly if you think you may have a medical malpractice claim because Florida has a very short statute of limitations in which to bring a medical malpractice claim.

Start Your Claim In Confidence Today

The law regarding when the statute of limitations ends in a medical malpractice case is very complex. Even if another law firm has told you that the statute of limitations has expired or you do not have a claim, please call us to get our opinion. Many times, we have been able to bring successful claims for clients who have been told by other lawyers that they do not have a valid claim or that the statute of limitations has barred their claim.

If you are looking for a law firm dedicated to the successful investigation and prosecution of medical malpractice claims involving issues related to medication errors, please call our law office at 813-510-5383 or email your questions to David Eaton.