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Medication Errors

Did you become ill from prescribed medication?

Health care professionals have a responsibility for ensuring their patients receive proper care and treatment. When medication errors occur, it can lead to serious illnesses and injuries such as liver failure, kidney failure, heart attack and even death. Types of medication mistakes include:

  • Medication overdose or under dose
  • Wrong medication
  • Harmful side effects
  • Drug interaction
  • Allergic reactions

Medication errors can be the result of a pharmacist incorrectly preparing and labeling the medication, a doctor prescribing the wrong medication or a nurse that doesn't administer it properly. Drug companies can also manufacturer dangerous and defective products that cause harm. If you or a loved one suffered an injury because of a medication mistake, contact a Clifton personal injury attorney for legal advice. Persons injured by another individual's negligence or carelessness have the right to file a claim for monetary damages to cover the costs of hospitalization, treatment, pain, suffering, emotional trauma, home care, rehabilitation and lost income. This includes medical malpractice cases involving medication errors. A wrongful death claim can also be filed if a person was fatally injured by medication.

Looking for a Personal Injury Attorney in Clifton?

Errors made in the administration of medication are fairly common. They can be caused by a lack of knowledge regarding the drug, insufficient information about the patient, confusing the medication with another type of drug and incorrectly calculating the dosage. The Law Offices of James Vasquez, P.C. is a skilled personal injury firm that will investigate the reason for the error and prepare a comprehensive claim for damages. James Vasquez is an experienced legal professional that will provide the personal attention you deserve, and seek maximum compensation for your injuries.

Contact a Clifton personal injury lawyer if you or a loved one became ill or were injured from a medication error.

The Law Offices of James Vasquez P.C. - Clifton Personal Injury Lawyer
Located at 433 Clifton Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011.
Phone: (862) 247-8711.
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