Millions of Americans rely on prescription medications to help treat or manage their health conditions. It is a pharmacist’s responsibility to keep patients safe when using pharmaceutical products, as any mistakes in the dispensation of drugs can have catastrophic consequences. Unfortunately, however, not all doctors and pharmacists act as carefully as they should when prescribing and dispensing medicine, with an estimated 1.5 million preventable injuries occurring every year as a result of medication errors. These injuries can range from accidental overdose to unsafe drug interactions, but victims may be entitled to take legal action against the doctor or pharmacist at fault for their damages.
Cases We Handle
At Stepleton Dugan, LLC, we have years of experience in helping medical malpractice victims fight back against dangerous healthcare mistakes such as pharmaceutical errors. We may be able to help you secure compensation for your treatment costs and other losses if you have suffered a pharmaceutical mistake such as the following:
- Drug side effects
- Incorrect labeling
- Incorrect dosage
- Incorrect prescription
- Drug interaction / complications
Medical care providers must be careful to take the proper precautions when prescribing and dispensing medications. Clerical mistakes, drug handling errors, and failure to inform patients of potential side effects are all inexcusable for medical professionals and may be grounds for legal action.
If a doctor’s or pharmacist’s mistakes with your prescription medication has caused you to suffer otherwise avoidable damages, we may be able to help you through the legal process involved in pursuing a medical malpractice claim. For a free consultation regarding your rights and options as an injured patient, contact a lawyer from Stepleton Dugan, LLC, at 513-321-7733 today.