The law requires doctors and health care professionals to prescribe, dispense, and administer medications correctly. Yet every year, patients die or suffer serious injuries because of the carelessness of doctors, nurses or pharmacists in prescribing, dispensing, or administering drugs. The error might result from the doctor's failure to be aware of the drug's side effects, a pharmacist's failure to observe a contraindication, or a nurse's failure to read a label on a vial. If you believe you or a member of your family was the victim of a medication error, you are entitled to answers.
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If you suspect a medication error was the cause of your injury or the loss of a family member, it is important to take action as soon as possible so as to preserve important evidence. Contact our Pittsburgh law office and arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced Pittsburgh medical malpractice attorneys. Should we believe a medication error has occurred, we will fully investigate your medical care so as to provide you the answers and compensation necessary in order to make your life whole again.
Our lawyers at The McClelland Law Group have successfully handled a wide variety of malpractice litigation involving medication errors including the following:
- Overdosing the patient with the narcotic Demerol resulting in death
- Prescribing medication to which the patient has an allergic reaction and failing to monitor the patient's medical condition
- Nurse failing to read the patient's orders properly and administering an overdose of the drug
- Failing to start the patient on the appropriate blood thinning medication resulting in stroke and death