According to the Institute of Medicine, prescription errors at hospitals negatively affect over 1.5 million people in the United States every year. These errors are often caused by doctor oversight or by inattentive pharmacists, making prescription errors one of the most common types of medical malpractice claims. The medical malpractice attorneys in Philadelphia at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller help the victims of medication errors receive the compensation they deserve.
Types of Prescription Errors
Prescription errors frequently stem from an incorrect medication being prescribed or the wrong medication being filled at a pharmacy. Other causes of prescription errors include:
- Improper dosage
- Inadequate or improper labeling
- Failure to account for potential drug interactions
- Failure to take drug allergies into account
- Illegible writing on a prescription
These are all examples of medical negligence that can result in serious injury or death. When you or a loved one suffers from this type of negligence, you have a right to hold the responsible party accountable and seek compensation for your damages. Our drug injury lawyers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania will guide you through the entire legal process.
Legal Help for Prescription Error Victims
The personal injury attorneys in Philadelphia at Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller have years of experience holding negligent medical practitioners responsible for their actions.
We will work with you on an individual basis. Our drug injury lawyers in New Jersey or Pennsylvania will perform a thorough investigation into the cause of your injuries and take into account every aspect of your life that has been impacted. With this information, we will build a solid case on your behalf, and tirelessly pursue justice for you and your family.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a prescription error in Philadelphia or Allentown, Pennsylvania, or anywhere in the state of New Jersey, please contact Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller to schedule your free case consultation today with a medical malpractice attorney.