How a Lawyer for Prescription Errors Can Help You

Being given the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of a drug can lead to serious bodily harm. If you received the wrong prescription, you need to work closely with a mis-prescribed medication lawyer who can help you sue for prescription errors.

An experienced attorney will guide you through a medical malpractice claim against the medical professionals who harmed you. These claims are extremely complex and require your lawyer who gather important evidence, determine fault, establish liability, and obtain details about available insurance that might be able to compensate you.

Your lawyer for prescription errors can handle all communication with insurance carriers, including negotiating a full and fair settlement or taking them to court.

Areas We Serve

Our Florida prescription error lawyers are based in Tampa; however, we have helped victims of negligent healthcare professionals throughout the state, including in the following cities:

  • Clearwater
  • St. Petersburg
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Bradenton
  • Key West
  • Brandon
  • Orlando
  • Sarasota
  • Boca Raton
  • Lakeland
  • Naples
  • Fort Myers
  • Cape Coral
  • Miami
  • West Palm Beach
  • Jacksonville

Understanding Florida Prescription and Medication Error Lawsuits

Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit for prescription and medication errors requires that you prove several elements. You must show that the healthcare professional was negligent and that you have damages or injuries.

Proving Negligence in Prescription and Medication Error Claims

If you want to sue for prescription errors, a Florida medication error lawyer can help you prove your claim. Doing so requires you to show that the healthcare provider was negligent.

Negligence is a legal theory indicating that the medical professional failed to use reasonable care that any other similarly educated and experienced person would in a like circumstance.

Examples of negligence include, but are not limited to:

  • Prescribing the wrong medication
  • Prescribing the wrong dosage
  • Failing to consider drug interactions and side effects
  • Dispensing the wrong medication
  • Dispensing the wrong dosage
  • Administering medication to the wrong patient

Who Can Be Liable in Prescription & Medication Error Claims?

In prescription and medication error claims, liability can fall on several parties involved in the medication cycle, depending on where the error occurred. Some potentially liable parties include, but are not limited to:

  • Doctors: They can be held liable for prescribing the wrong medication, dosage, or failing to consider allergies and drug interactions.
  • Pharmacists: Dispensing errors, like giving the wrong medication or dosage, can hold pharmacists liable.
  • Nurses: In hospitals, nursing homes, or care facilities, nurses administering medication to the wrong patient can be responsible.
  • Hospitals and Clinics: Under a legal concept called vicarious liability, these facilities can be held responsible for the negligence of medical professionals employed by them.
  • Drug Manufacturers: In some cases, pharmaceutical companies can be liable if the medication itself is defective or if they fail to adequately warn about potential side effects or interactions.

Calculating Damages in Prescription and Medication Error Claims

You can get compensation for your damages in prescription and medication error claims. There are multiple types of damages you may get money for, including economic and non-economic.

Economic Damages

Your Florida medication error lawyer can help you evaluate how much your claim is worth by determining the economic damages you have. These include out-of-pocket losses directly tied to monetary expenses like:

  • Medical bills and treatment costs, including ambulance rides
  • Lost wages
  • Home health care services
  • Property damage
  • Cost of future medical care
  • Loss of earning capacity

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are intangible damages including pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and mental anguish.

Harmed Due to a Prescription or Medication Error? Call WMW Today

You should be able to trust healthcare providers who administer and prescribe medications to you. When they make unnecessary and preventable mistakes, injuries happen. Your focus after such an injury should be recovering – we can handle the legal issues.

At WMW, our experienced lawyers for prescription errors will compassionately listen to your story and stand beside you throughout the process. We have handled many medication error cases, so we know what you need. We will ensure you receive proper care and get the maximum compensation possible.

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