Hospital Pharmacy Errors Can Be Deadly
Doctors count on prescription medications to prevent infection, to treat serious conditions and to prepare patients for surgery. When a pharmacy error or a mistake at a hospital or clinic dispensary results in serious complications or loss of life, someone has to stand up for justice for the victims.
At the New York city law firm of Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, we stand up for individuals and families in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, as well as Westchester, Nassau and Rockland counties who have suffered due to a hospital pharmacy error. Contact us today for a free consultation.
How Do Medication Errors Occur?
A mistake in the prescription or administration of drugs can happen at almost any point in a patient's care. Hospital staff members are aware of the frequency of medication errors and pharmacy mistakes. They know how important it is to keep accurate records, to double-check prescriptions and to communicate clearly with other team members.
When proper standards of care are not followed and communication breaks down, the results can be devastating. At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, our attorneys can help victims of a wide range of prescription errors, such as:
- Nursing error — like misreading a chart — leading to medication overdose
- Pharmacist negligence in filling a prescription
- Failure to take accurate medical history leading to the administration of contraindicated drugs
- Failure to provide standard prophylactic medications (to prevent post-surgical infection, for example)
To discuss your case in a free consultation with an experienced New York City medical malpractice lawyer, contact our Wall Street offices today. All malpractice and hospital negligence cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. You will owe no attorney's fees until we recover financial compensation for you.