When Pharmacist Negligence Contributes To An Injury Or Death
When filled and administered correctly, prescription drugs can prevent and treat many medical ailments and problems, contributing to a better quality of life for many patients. All drugs have the potential to be dangerous or even deadly when prescribed, filled or administered in a negligent or incorrect manner.
If you or a loved one has sustained serious injury, or if your loved one died, due to a pharmaceutical error, contact Lee M. Schwalben, M.D., J.D., LLC, for the legal guidance and assistance. He is an attorney in Lake Charles, Louisiana, who has practiced medicine. As your lawyer, he knows how to find out if a medical mistake was made because of his knowledge of both medicine and the law.
Protecting Your Rights And Interests After A Medical Mistake
If your prescribed medication is not working correctly, if you are experiencing serious side effects or if you or a loved one has suffered injury or illness, get an attorney involved on your side as soon as possible. Attorney Schwalben is adept at understanding how pharmaceutical errors occur, the medical outcome of such mistakes and the ways to obtain fair compensation for your injuries, pain, suffering and other losses.
Pharmacy errors and pharmacist negligence can occur for various reasons, but some of the common reasons include:
- Dispensing the wrong medication
- Dispensing the right medicine but in the wrong amount
- Providing the wrong instructions with a medication
- Overlooking reasons to avoid a certain medication
- Administering a defective or dangerous medication
Human error is at the core of pharmaceutical errors. A physician’s handwriting may be difficult to read, a pharmacy tech may misread a pill with a similar name, patients’ prescription bottles may be mixed up.
When a doctor, pharmacist or other pharmacy employee makes a mistake that results in serious injury or death, Lee M. Schwalben, M.D., J.D., can protect your rights and interests.
You Have Too Much To Lose ~ Call For Help Today
Medical malpractice attorney Lee M. Schwalben used to practice medicine, and his knowledge of writing prescriptions can very helpful to you and your family. Call his Lake Charles office at 337-494-5757 or his Baton Rouge office at 225-763-7777 to schedule a free initial consultation. You may also send him an email.