Wrong Medication

Medical Malpractice From Prescription and Medication Errors

One of the leading examples of medical malpractice that occurs in Illinois, Missouri, and around the United States is the administration of the wrong medicine in hospitals, pharmacies, nursing homes and other health care facilities. Medication errors can lead to serious injuries and illnesses for victims, including the aggravation of pre-existing conditions. The medical malpractice attorneys at Ripplinger & Zimmer, L.L.C., pursue medication and prescription error cases in order to obtain necessary compensation for our clients.

Unfortunately, medication errors occur all too frequently in medical facilities around the country, but fortunately, they are some of the best tracked medical errors because of the records kept by doctors and nurses. At our firm, we will thoroughly investigate your case by looking at the records, talking with witnesses and medical professionals at that facility, and learning more about the procedures that health care providers are required to follow in drug administration. Our lawyers will help you pursue the compensation you need to begin the recovery process.

Contact us at Ripplinger & Zimmer, L.L.C., to schedule a free consultation and discuss your medication error with an experienced Belleville, Illinois, attorney.

Complications From the Wrong Medication

There are many ways that the wrong medication can be administered to a patient. Doctors may prescribe the wrong medication or poorly write a prescription that is then misinterpreted by the pharmacist. Pharmacists may provide a patient with the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of that medication. Nurses, likewise, may give the wrong medication or wrong dosages due to confusion or error.

Other times, patient allergies to a medication may cause complications or medicines that are not meant to be taken together are administered at the same time, causing an adverse reaction.

Regardless of how the medication errors happened, however, those responsible need to be held accountable for their actions and the damage that has occurred as a result. Children and older adults may be more at risk for health problems caused by medication errors, but all patients deserve a standard of care that protects their health from negligence at all times. Most medication errors are easily avoided when the proper precautions are taken.

Learn More About Your Rights After a Medication Error

Victims of medication errors and other forms of medical malpractice have the right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other expenses related to their injuries. Contact us at Ripplinger & Zimmer, L.L.C., to learn more about your rights and options after suffering injury due to medical negligence. Call 618-234-2440 for a free consultation at our office in Belleville, Illinois.