Arizona Pharmacy Medication Lawyers
We depend on pharmacists to deliver the right drug, in the right dosage, with the correct instructions, to the right person, at the right time. But things don't always go right. According to the Institute of Medicine, some 7,000 hospital deaths a year and tens of thousands of other patient deaths are due to prescription drug errors.
If your loved one died because of a prescription error, or if you suffered a serious drug reaction because of a prescription mistake, talk to a pharmacy malpractice attorney at the Knapp & Roberts law firm. From our offices in Scottsdale and Phoenix, we represent clients in Maricopa, Pinal, Coconino, Yuma and Gila Counties in Arizona.
When You Need A Medical Malpractice Attorney
If medical negligence caused your serious personal injury you may have a legal case. We care and we can help. Let us tell your story. For a FREE consultation, talk to one of our Phoenix malpractice attorneys today. Call (800) 541-4477 or contact us online.
Common Causes of Prescription Errors
Pharmacists, doctors and nurses are health care professionals that we trust to properly prescribe and administer medication. Health care professionals are trained to protect patients from injury or death that can result from improper use, misuse or abuse of prescription medication, but critical errors do happen, such as:
- Prescribing the wrong drug. Many drugs have similar names. When an epilepsy drug is confused with an anti-fungal drug, or when an arthritis drug is substituted for an antidepressant, the results can be serious injury and wrongful death.
- Prescribing or administering the wrong dose. An incorrect dosage can have devastating consequences. When a patient receives a full dose instead of a timed-release dose, or when 20 mg becomes 200 mg, or when a full-strength medication is given rather than the requested diluted mixture, a patient can be killed by the mistake.
- Failing to ask about drug allergies or to recognize drug interactions. An allergic reaction can be deadly. When a doctor prescribes a drug without carefully examining the patient's medical record of getting a complete patient history, or a pharmacist fails to notice an allergy notification or fills two prescriptions that should not be given at the same time, there is a high potential for severe allergic reaction, heart attack, or wrongful death.
If a drug mistake caused a serious, life-changing injury or a wrongful death, our prescription error law firm can put together a team that will tell your story to a jury. Put our experience to work for you.
Let Us Tell Your Story
Free initial consultation. Contact our Scottsdale or Phoenix medical malpractice law firm online or call us at 480-991-7677 (toll free at 800-541-4477). In all medical negligence cases, there are no out-of pocket costs to our clients. We assume all the financial risk and are paid ONLY if we win your case.