Medical Malpractice: Medication Errors
Just as prescription medications can cure or treat serious conditions, they can cause irreversible harm or death when given improperly. Carter Law Offices has prevailed in a number of lawsuits involving medication errors by doctors, nurses or hospital pharmacies.
Our Kansas City medication error attorneys offer a free consultation if you believe a prescribed drug caused a loved one’s serious injury or fatal reaction. We take cases throughout the K.C. area and surrounding counties of Missouri and Kansas. Call us at 816-283-3500.
Prescription Errors Should Not Happen
Physicians, pharmacists and nursing staff have a duty to double-check before prescribing, dispensing or administering meds. Medication errors can include:
- Prescribing the wrong drug
- Giving the wrong dosage
- Failing to administer medications ordered by a doctor
- Failing to check for contraindications — known drug allergies, existing medical conditions or adverse reactions with other medications the patient is already taking
- Drug errors can cause heart attack, stroke, brain damage, kidney failure, internal bleeding and other serious reactions, including fatality. Young children, the elderly and people who are already ill or recovering from surgery are especially at risk.
Speak With A Skilled Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Were you injured due to a medication error? Contact our Kansas City office for a free case evaluation. We can come to your home or hospital, and we take no attorney fees unless we recover compensation. Call 816-283-3500 or contact us online to get started.