Medication Prescription Error Attorney in Portland
Medication errors, many of which involve prescribing, are errors of commission or omission that can result in adverse drug events – harm suffered by patients. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reports that approximately half of the adverse drug events are fully preventable. If you or your loved one has been harmed by a medication prescription error, get in touch with Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC in Portland, OR to find out how we can help. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no fee to you unless we win.
Why Choose Us?
- Our experienced trial lawyers are aggressive negotiators who will not hesitate to take your case to trial if necessary to recover maximum compensation.
- We have more than 50 years of combined experience and have earned a reputation for excellence.
- You can have confidence that we are honest and transparent and will always act in your best interests.
How Common Are Medication and Prescription Errors?
Mishaps in prescribing, dispensing, or administering medications can occur anywhere in the distribution system, including:
Medication errors are among the most common medical errors in the U.S. As reported on medicinenet.com approximately 1.3 million people are injured by medication and prescription errors every year. According to the FDA, job stress, lack of product knowledge and training, and similar packaging or labeling of products may cause or contribute to this type of medical error.
Effects of Medication Errors
As stated in an article published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, preventable medication injuries can result in severe patient injury or death. The effects can range from minor to fatal injuries. Medication errors can cause new conditions, either permanent or temporary, such as rashes or disfigurement of the skin.
Who Is Liable?
There are multiple potentially responsible parties for medication errors:
- Doctors who prescribed the wrong medication or the wrong dosage, and/or facility employer
- Nursing staff responsible for administering and monitoring medications, and the hospitals that employ them
- Pharmacist that dispenses the wrong medication or the wrong dosage
Prescribing physicians and/or the institutions employing them are typically the responsible parties for injuries resulting from medication prescription errors.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Medical malpractice cases are complex and difficult to prove. If you are seeking compensation for injury caused by a medication prescription error, it is crucial to have an experienced medical malpractice attorney representing you.
Our Portland personal injury lawyers at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC have extensive experience handling medical malpractice cases. We maintain a smaller caseload, which enables us to give your case the personal attention it deserves. We have the knowledge and skills to properly investigate the circumstances surrounding your injuries and obtain and secure evidence, including expert witness testimony. Furthermore, we are dedicated advocates who will not back down if your case goes to trial.
Medication errors can cause serious injuries with long-term effects. In the most severe cases, they can be fatal. Even worse for patients is knowing that many prescription and other medication errors are completely preventable. At Paulson Coletti Trial Lawyer PC in Portland, OR, we believe that negligent health care providers should be held accountable for the harm they cause to patients. We also believe that injured patients should recover the maximum compensation possible.
Contact Us Today
Contact Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC today if you or your loved one has been seriously harmed by a medication prescription error.