Prescription drug errors can have serious and life-threatening results. You rely on healthcare professionals to prescribe, dose and dispense the medications you need to support your health and well-being.
If you were injured or lost a loved one because of a prescription medication error, our experienced attorneys in South Carolina know how to pursue compensation on your behalf. With a compensation award, you can begin to heal and move past this event.
Types of Medication Errors
Medication errors can happen at the emergency room, the pharmacy or at the doctor's office. Examples of medication mistakes that can lead to injury or wrongful death include:
- Wrong prescription filled
- Dosage errors
- Illegible medication instructions
- Data entry errors
- Failure to warn about drug interactions
- Failure to recognize potential for a serious drug interaction
- Failure to recognize a disqualifying health condition
Prescription drug errors can have serious ramifications. Your health condition could be worsened. You could suffer a serious complication as a result of a drug interaction you weren't expecting. Your treatment and relief may not be timely as a result of the medication error. You deserve appropriate medical care to get well again.
When Negligence Leads to Medication Errors
Doctors, pharmacists and other healthcare workers are some of the hardest-working, most dedicated professionals in the country. But that doesn't mean they don't make mistakes. When these mistakes are made because the person is being negligent or careless, then you may have a case to make for injuries resulting from a medication error.
In a medical malpractice case like this, our attorneys will use all of our resources and experience to demonstrate how a duty of care owed to you was breached by a doctor, pharmacist, hospital or other entity, and that you suffered an injury as a direct result.
The attorneys of Whetstone Perkins & Fulda use their experience in related cases, as well as their knowledge of experts and specialists, to gain the facts needed to pursue prescription drug error cases.
To find out if you have a prescription medication error case in Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Kingstree or the surrounding areas in South Carolina, please call Whetstone Perkins & Fulda at (803) 828-6100. Your no-obligation consultation is free.