The Brad Hendricks Law Firm
Doctor Malpractice and
Pharmacy Medication Errors
Incorrect medications or drug interactions can cause serious harm, including permanent disability, illness, and even death. Medication errors occur in many ways. Sometimes a doctor incorrectly prescribes medication or a pharmacy incorrectly fills a prescription — in these instances, you may have a right to recover compensation for the unnecessary pain you or your family suffers.
If a medication error has occurred, The Brad Hendricks Law Firm in Little Rock can help the patient or the patient’s family initiate a full investigation. Contact our medication error lawyers today!
How a Malpractice Attorney at The Brad Hendricks Law Firm Can Help
Accidents (unintentional injuries) are the third leading cause of death in the United States. There are approximately 200,000 preventable hospital-related deaths each year in the United States and medication errors are a big part of these preventable deaths. In today’s healthcare environment, hospitals are incentivized to care more about their bottom line than spending money on safety. They often choose expensive equipment that will lead to new revenues rather than computer hardware and software that could help prevent these medication errors from occurring.
There are many different scenarios in which a medication error can occur, for example:
The patient is given a drug they are allergic to.
The patient is given a drug that conflicts with another drug.
The patient is given a drug they do not need and it causes a serious problem.
The doctor prescribes the wrong drug or the wrong mix of drugs.
The doctor prescribes the right drug at the wrong time.
The doctor writes the wrong dosage on the prescription, leading to an unintended overdose.
A communication error occurs between hospital personnel which results in the patient getting the wrong drug or the wrong dose.
The drug pump is programmed with the wrong settings.
The pharmacy fills the prescription with the wrong type of drug.
The prescribed drug is not appropriate for the patient’s condition and health history.
All of these errors may be preventable.
How to Choose the Right Medication Error Attorney
It is important that you work with a medication error lawyer that has an in-depth understanding of medical injuries and knows how to investigate a claim for malpractice. The Brad Hendricks Law Firm has the expertise, medical knowledge, and resources to investigate and litigate your case. Our team is dedicated to helping families cope financially and emotionally after a medication error.
To find evidence of medical malpractice and/or negligence, our attorneys will:
Look into your medical records
Investigate the medical institution
Analyze the interaction of the drugs you took