Essex County Medication Error Lawyer
Doctors and other medical professionals are trusted to prescribe, administer, and deliver medications correctly to their patients. However, each year, more than 1.5 million people are harmed by medication errors. The consequences of these errors often include adverse drug reactions, overdose, or even death. If you or your loved one have been directly impacted by a medication error at the hands of a trusted medical professional, you may wish to take your legal options into consideration. You may be entitled to significant compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens caused by this malpractice. A medication error lawyer at our firm may be able to help.
Our law firm, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, proudly represents the victims of medical errors and other types of medical malpractice. 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 will fight for the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact the Essex County medical malpractice attorneys at Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC for skilled legal representation when it matters most.
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 prescription medication. Both physicians and pharmacists can be liable for medication errors if it is determined that their negligence constitutes medical malpractice. This can be difficult to prove, but our firm can help. 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
If you have suffered due to a medication error in New Jersey, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial burdens. Some of the damages that you may be entitled to include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- The need to hire in-home care
- The cost of rehabilitation
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Contact A Medication Error Lawyer today
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. Our firm recognizes the long-term repercussions of a medication error and can help you seek the justice you are entitled to. At Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, our Essex County medication error attorneys have the skill and experience it takes to effectively serve victims across New Jersey, and we are here to help you, too. Our firm has decades of collective legal experience, much of it focused specifically on medical malpractice cases. We blend this wealth of experience with a boutique law firm’s 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. Contact Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC today to schedule a free initial consultation.