Injuries Caused By Medication Errors

Doctors and other medical professionals are trusted to prescribe, administer and deliver medications correctly to their patients. But each year, more than 1.5 million people are harmed by medication errors. The consequences of these errors can include adverse drug reactions, overdose or even death.

Our law firm, Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, concentrates on representing plaintiffs in personal accident injury cases. Our attorneys are committed to preparing a compelling claim that will withstand scrutiny in the courtroom or at the settlement conference. We understand your financial worries can match your health concerns after you or a loved one has experienced a medication error, and we fight for the compensation to which you are entitled.

Types Of Preventable Medication Errors

The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention defines a medication error as any preventable event that could result in the inappropriate use of a prescription medication. Both physicians and pharmacists can be liable for medication errors. Some of the types of medication errors that result in medical malpractice can include:

  • A doctor mixing up one prescription drug name for another when prescribing
  • A doctor prescribing a dose inappropriate for the patient
  • A doctor not checking for potential drug interactions between a new prescription and a patient's existing prescriptions
  • A pharmacist filling the prescription with the wrong medication or dosage strength
  • A pharmacist not providing the appropriate usage instructions with the prescription

Our firm has nearly 400 years of collective legal experience, much of it focused specifically on medical malpractice cases. We are able to blend this wealth of experience with a boutique law firm level of service. Your life has been altered dramatically by this personal injury. We care about helping you recover from the medication error and rebuild your life.

We Will Hold Doctors And Pharmacists Accountable

If a prescribed medication caused serious or catastrophic personal injuries, our lawyers can help you fight for the compensation you deserve and need to rebuild your life. We are accessible 24/7 through our office phone numbers, 908-291-7480 or 800-815-0180, or you may email the firm anytime. We serve clients in and around Newark from our office in Clinton, New Jersey.