New Jersey Medication Error Attorneys
What Is a Medication Error?
We trust our doctors and other healthcare providers to correctly and timely prescribe appropriate medications to treat our medical conditions and/or help alleviate our symptoms. Likewise, we trust pharmacists to fill prescriptions properly.
A medication error occurs when the wrong medication is prescribed, or when properly prescribed but not given timely. Further errors include proper medication prescriptions written but filled incorrectly. These errors, which may constitute medical malpractice, can result in injury or death.
INFORMATION REGARDING PRESCRIPTIONS AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDER’S RESPONSIBILITIES
It is important that we all are made aware of information relative to the risks and consequences of taking a particular medication. We may be provided with written information when our prescriptions are dispensed. However, that information is often confusing and technical. Provision of that written information does not remove the responsibility of healthcare providers to advise patients of similar information and explain the risks and possible side effects of medications. Nor does it negate a healthcare provider’s, pharmacist’s, or pharmacy’s responsibility to ensure that medications taken by a patient are not in conflict with one another.
WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS?
If your pharmacist or doctor was negligent in prescribing, administering, or filling a prescription and you suffered an injury, New Jersey personal injury laws allow you to pursue compensation for your injuries and associated losses. Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari can assist you by evaluating your potential claim and advising you of your options.
NEW JERSEY MEDICATION ERROR VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS
For over 70 years, our team of skilled New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys have assisted New Jersey families with obtaining compensation for their injuries and damages due to medication errors. Some of these verdicts and settlements include:
After using a drug produced by a pharmaceutical company, a plaintiff suffered a very serious injury. Our law firm negotiated a settlement of $5 million.
In another case, an elderly man at a nursing home was overmedicated resulting in a heart attack. He suffered from serious brain damage. Our law firm helped his family secure a $3 million settlement in this medication error claim.
In another case, a pregnant mother was admitted to a hospital to give birth to her twins. Prior to and during the labor process, she suffered from pre-eclampsia (elevated blood pressure etc.). A doctor ordered a medication generically called Magnesium Sulfate as treatment. The nurses on staff failed to administer the ordered medication, and twelve hours later the woman suffered a seizure, resulting in partial blindness. Our attorneys obtained a $4.75 million settlement due to the medication error.
“Words cannot express how tremendously grateful I am to Jeff Zenna for his sincere compassion and legal assistance during one of the most challenging times in my life.”
“I just wanted to take some time to thank you and your team for all your help in the last 3 1/2 years. Your confidence, professionalism, knowledge, and efficiency in resolving this case have been greatly appreciated by my family and I. ”
“You exhibited a genuine caring for my predicament and the outcome. These are all qualities that are prized in any professional relationship.”
SPEAK WITH AN EXPERIENCED NEW JERSEY MEDICATION ERROR ATTORNEY TODAY
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a medication error, contact the New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys at Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari to discuss your potential claim. We can be reached at 973-845-4421.
Frequently Asked Questions About New Jersey Medication Errors
At Blume Forte, our lawyers work on a contingency basis. Your attorney will only get paid if there is a favorable outcome for your case. We also offer our clients a free consultation to go over the details of your case. To learn about any other possible fees and costs associated with hiring a lawyer, contact one of our dangerous drug injury lawyers.
A medication error can have catastrophic consequences. The steps you take after realizing there was an error are crucial to getting the compensation you deserve. You should collect prescriptions and medication containers as evidence that there was an error. The most important step is finding a knowledgeable attorney that will fight to obtain your compensation.
The worth of your case is hard to predict because every case is unique. There are specific things you need to prove in order to receive compensation. They include:
– the medical provider had a duty of care not to injure you
– the medical provider breached the duty of care by negligently failing to meet the medical standard of care
– their lack of care and negligence was the direct cause of your injury
– your injury/injuries resulted in compensable damages
The results of your claim depend on how well you’re able to prove negligence and the damages you’ve suffered from. For the most accurate estimate of your case contact an experienced medication error attorney to discuss your case.