Pennsylvania Medication Error Lawyers

Understand Your Rights & Get the Help You Need
Though a vast majority of medication errors are preventable, the number of mistakes resulting in further harm, or even death, is astounding. Doctors and other medical professionals are expected to help you feel better. When their negligence results in further harm, it is not just an illness or injury you suffer; it’s a betrayal of trust.

At Gay Chacker & Ginsburg, our team of experienced Philadelphia medication error attorneys has the skill and knowledge necessary to help you pursue damages. We are prepared to fight on your behalf and work toward getting compensation to handle medical expenses, lost wages, and more.

Call us today at 215-567-7955 to schedule your free consultation in either Philadelphia or New Jersey. Our team understands what is at stake, and can help you fight.

What Is Considered a Medication Error?

A medication error occurs when, because of negligence, a patient is prescribed or given incorrect prescription drugs or dosages. As a result, the individual suffers harm that could have been prevented.

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There are countless examples of medication errors, a few of which include:

  • Administering the improper type or dosage of a medication
  • Failing to review or update medical records
  • Mistakenly diagnosing health conditions
  • Misdiagnosing side effects of a particular medication
  • Failing to educate patients on what to do in the event of a medication problem

Common Types of Harm Caused by Medication Errors

A medication error could happen at any time during the medication-use cycle. This includes when the patient is given a prescription from their doctor, when they take the order to a pharmacy to get filled, and when the medication is dispensed to the patient. Although there are various guidelines on how a drug should be packaged and labeled, negligence on the part of medical professionals or pharmacists could result in serious errors that put the patient’s safety at risk. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 100,000+ suspected medication errors are reported annually.

Types of harm patients can suffer because of medication errors include:

  • Death
  • Serious injuries
  • Hospitalization
  • Disabilities
  • Birth defects

Call Gay Chacker & Ginsburg Trial Lawyers 215-567-7955 or contact us online for a free consultation, and allow us to help determine the viability of your claim. Our skill and dedication to assisting clients with medication error claims will be an asset in your case.