Protecting the Rights of Patients Who Were Harmed by Prescription Errors
Maryland’s trusted authority for personal injury victims
Prescription errors are among the most dangerous examples of medical malpractice, and they happen quite a bit. The wrong dosage or the wrong combination of pharmaceuticals can have life-long repercussions for patients who are only seeking to get well. Plaxen & Adler, P.A. has protected the rights of personal injury and medical malpractice victims since its inception in 1985. Our attorneys understand how deadly a medication mistake can be, and how high a cost you may have to pay when your doctor’s negligence leads to additional illnesses or injuries. We are aggressive advocates for our clients, and we pursue justice for their suffering on all fronts.
Prescription errors are more common than you might assume
Common errors caused by negligence or careless include:
- Misreading the patient’s chart and not double-checking
- Illegibly scrawling a prescription that makes it impossible for the pharmacist to read
- Prescribing the wrong dosage
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Prescribing a medication that will counteract a patient’s current prescription regimen
- Prescribing a medication for an “off label” use
- Confusing one drug with another, similar sounding drug
- Failing to disclose all possible risks of taking the medication
- Failing to disclose all potential side effects of the medication
Because of the sheer amount of drugs on the market, accidents occur easily and frequently. But prescription errors not only delay treatment for your illness or injury, they may also have adverse effects on unaffected parts of your body. Prescription painkillers come with the added problem of potential addiction, possibly leaving you in far worse condition than you were originally. In the worst case scenario, a prescription error can lead to a fatal overdose.
Who is responsible?
If the error was the result of negligence or carelessness on behalf of a doctor or a pharmacist, you may be able to file a lawsuit against them. However, the amount of deadly, ineffective and/or defective drugs on the market increases almost every day. There are many medications out there which have not received FDA approval, and have not successfully completed human trials. Plaxen & Adler, P.A. has the skills, the experience and the fortitude to take on complex lawsuits against the pharmaceutical companies who put their profits before the people they serve.
Holding responsible parties accountable for prescription errors
Plaxen & Adler, P.A. is proud to serve the people of Maryland. Our experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys always maintain open lined of communication with our clients, because we believe that the informed client is the better prepared client. For a free consultation, please call 410-988-4449 or contact us online. We serve clients throughout the State of Maryland and have law offices in Baltimore, Columbia, Cockeysville, Crofton, Owings Mills, Dundalk, Westminster, Greenbelt and Silver Spring. If requested, we are available to meet you at your home or at the hospital.