Did you know that many Louisiana residents, especially seniors, are in a state of polypharmacy? This practice of taking many prescription drugs at the same time is not necessarily injurious all by itself, but each new pharmaceutical you take could increase your risk of experiencing serious side effects. You probably depend on doctors, pharmacists and nurses to keep an eye out for potential interactions. Unfortunately, sometimes your trust in these professionals could turn out to be misplaced.

Here at the office of Lee M. Schwalben, M.D., J.D., LLC, our team is ready to decode the complex jumble of prescriptions, treatments and caregivers that our clients bring to us. We want to make sure that failed practices or unethical practitioners responsible for injuries are brought to light and dealt with responsibly.

If you were reeling from your diagnosis of a chronic condition or, even worse, from the loss of a loved one, and if you suspected prescription drugs to be to blame, the law might not be the first place you choose to turn. However, after your initial shock passed, a legal investigation could be a good place to find the answers you are looking for. 

One of the biggest problems we see with these types of cases is that the malpractice could be anywhere among the care providers. The responsibility could lie with pharmacists who gave you the wrong prescription, doctors who failed to review information that you duly provided or even hospitals that mismanaged your records. 

It is always better to stop a problem before it starts. If you think you or a loved one might be taking too many drugs, take a look at this Reader’s Digest article on the subject of prescription management. For more information, please continue reading on our main site.