Ocean County Prescription Drug & Medication Error Lawyers
Seasoned Brick, NJ Medical Malpractice Attorneys Work Tirelessly to Win Damages for Clients Injured by Preventable Medication Mistakes
Drugs manufactured by pharmaceutical companies often hold the key to unlocking cures and substantial treatments for a wide range of conditions. When doctors prescribe medicine, we, as patients, place our trust in our chosen healthcare professionals and are supposed to follow their directions. However, when dispensing prescription drugs, mistakes are too often made by hospitals, nursing homes or even at the pharmacy. The results are often tragic and can lead to death or injuries that are often life-altering for patients.
If you have suffered injuries due to a medical professional’s negligence leading to a medication error, or if a loved one paid the ultimate price and died, you should pursue a claim for injuries or wrongful death. You need to hire an experienced medical malpractice lawyer with the skill, know-how and compassion to fight for compensatory or, in some cases, punitive damages that you and your family so justly deserve. Contact Drazin & Warshaw today for a free consultation about your case.
For more than 70 years, will have worked tirelessly for our clients because we believe each and every person deserves the very best legal representation when they are injured due to the negligence of another person. Our firm has been one of the leading personal injury firms in New Jersey for three generations. Helping clients get the justice they deserve is a family tradition. Brothers Dennis, Ronald and Brian Drazin lead our team of experienced lawyers and are recognized throughout the State of New Jersey as passionate advocates with a proven track record. We are ready, willing and able to evaluate your case and take on any legitimate battle for seriously injured victims anywhere in NJ.
Common Drug Mistakes Made in New Jersey
Approximately 3.8 million people fall victim to drug errors in hospitals all over the United States every year. Failure to properly prescribe and administer medication falls into the category of “preventable errors.” Often when doctors, nurses, aides, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals are negligent and make careless mistakes with drugs, justice demands a remedy for the harms and losses, including pain and suffering and economic losses caused by avoidable errors and medical malpractice.
Medication mistakes can happen at any point during patient care. If they do, you need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer from Drazin & Warshaw on your side to fight the insurance companies that hire law firms to defend the errors caused by doctors, nurses, hospitals and pharmacists. We will not rest until you receive the maximum financial compensation allowed under the laws in New Jersey. You deserve meaningful compensation under certain circumstances, including:
- When a doctor writes a prescription for a medication, they are required to make informed choices about drug and dosage based on the patient’s condition, size, etc. If the wrong drug is prescribed, or the pharmacist cannot decipher the doctor’s orders properly, severe injuries can result.
- Pharmacists must check and re-check orders before filling the prescriptions and after filling the order must make sure the proper dosage of the right drug is being dispensed. Any oversight at the pharmacy level is a recipe for disaster.
- Nurses should constantly check charts to make sure there have been no changes to doctor’s orders and follow protocol regarding timely administration of the correct dosage of drugs. If the patient is given the wrong drug or the wrong amount of drug (too much or not enough) or even if the patient is given someone else’s medicine by mistake, catastrophic problems can occur. A condition might not be treated appropriately and the wrong drug or the wrong dose can cause serious injury or even death.
- Whenever medical professionals give patients medication (whether it’s an RN, LPN, aide, physician’s assistant, etc.), they should make multiple checks to assure that the correct patient is receiving the right drugs at the appropriate time. For good reason, medications are meant to be given in specific dosages and at certain intervals.
- Additionally, allergies and contraindications must be considered throughout the process and by all healthcare workers. Obviously, taking a drug you are allergic to can have deadly results. Taking medications that do not work well with other drugs can cause serious interactions and result in a host of problems.
If, at any time, any of these steps aren’t completed properly, the result can cause harm, severe personal injury or death to patients. Unfortunately, mistakes do happen. When healthcare workers are inundated with patients, haven’t had enough time to rest, are poorly trained, etc., preventable drug mistakes can and, far too often, do occur.
Contact Drazin & Warshaw for Free Today about Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Ocean County, New Jersey
It stands to reason that if a medical mistake, especially one involving medication, is preventable, then failing to prevent the errors may be cause for legal action. You and your family shouldn’t have to suffer because of a doctor, nurse or other health care professional’s mistake. At Drazin & Warshaw, we’ve been fighting for the rights of clients who have suffered at the hands of negligent medical professionals since the firm was founded in the 1940s. We’ve collected millions of dollars on behalf of injured clients and we will work tirelessly to get you and your family the compensation you are entitled to receive.
Contact Drazin & Warshaw today for a free consultation about your injuries caused by a preventable medication mistake. The meeting is free and if we don’t collect damages for you by way of settlement or a trial before a judge and jury, you won’t pay us anything for our professional services. Allow our knowledgeable, compassionate personal injury lawyers to use their dedication and commitment to secure justice for you.