Medication Errors

Monmouth Medication Error Attorneys

Fighting for NJ victims of medical malpractice

Did you know that almost 225,000 people die each year due to errors by doctors? In fact, more than 7,000 of these deaths are the result of medication errors. For a variety of unfortunate reasons, patients are prescribed too much or not enough of a drug. In some unfortunate cases, they are prescribed a drug that causes a negative reaction with other medications they are already taking. When medication errors occur, it may very well be because a doctor, pharmacist or other individual administering the medication was negligent. The mistake could have been completely avoided if the medical professional had been alert and paying attention to the patient and medical records. Unfortunately, what might seem like a simple mistake can quickly turn deadly when lethal doses or combinations of drugs are ingested by a patient. If you need quality legal support when dealing with medication error medical malpractice, contact Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. for a consultation today.

Doctors and medication errors

Doctors must ensure that a patient receives the proper medication at all stages of care. A patient can suffer from neglect when a doctor does not meet the medical standard of care. A patient can be seriously injured by an overdose or the administration of too little medication. In some unfortunate situations, doctors fail to screen their patients for risk factors and allergies and are not attentive to a patient who suffers adverse effects. There have been even more cases of neglect involving patients who have been prescribed the wrong medication. The examples above are just a small sample of the many medication errors that can constitute negligence.

Nurses and medication error

In some medical malpractice cases involving medication errors, nurses act negligently and patients suffer because of their actions. In many cases, nurses are the ones that interact with the patients in hospitals. The doctor should be attentive through every stage but the nurses are the ones that will normally administer pharmaceuticals and alert the doctors when something does not go as planned. Some of the many mistakes that may constitute medical malpractice, including mixing up patient information, misreading orders, missing scheduled dosages, mistakes administering intravenous drugs, failure to sterilize equipment, and contamination. If you or a loved one suffered because of a nurse’s negligence, contact Tomes & Hanratty, P.C. for a consultation.

Contact our Freehold med mal law firm for a consultation today  

At the Freehold, NJ law office of Tomes & Hanratty, P.C., we aggressively represent patients throughout New Jersey who have been harmed due to negligent acts of medical malpractice, including prescription errors. Our lawyers have helped a significant number of injured clients and families who have lost loved ones obtain the settlement that they need to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and future care as a result of a medication error. If you need quality legal support, contact our firm for a consultation.