Prescribing and providing the right medications is among the most important responsibilities of doctors and pharmacists. Unfortunately, sometimes patients are harmed because doctors or pharmacists make mistakes.
Has this happened to you in or around Chester County, Pennsylvania? You may be eligible for financial compensation if so. Review your case with a Chester County medication errors attorney at the Weitz Firm, LLC to learn more about your legal options.
Medication errors represent a serious problem in healthcare. Statistically, such errors may result in approximately 7,000 deaths in the United States every year.
Medication errors take several forms. They include:
Common causes of medication errors include (but aren’t necessarily limited to) the following:
A victim of a medication error could develop health problems if they don’t receive a medication they need or if a medication they take causes dangerous side effects. As a result, they may need additional medical treatment. Their ability to pay for their treatment may be limited if the health complications they develop prevent them from working while they recover.
In some instances, medication errors can even result in patient death. When this happens, their surviving loved ones must cope with the emotional pain of losing a loved one while also incurring such financial losses as funeral expenses, loss of a loved one’s income, etc.
Have you been harmed due to a medication error or have you lost a loved one as a result of medication error in Pennsylvania? If so, could pursue the financial compensation you may deserve by filing a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.
Be aware, the statute of limitations imposes a deadline for taking legal action in these circumstances. You have two years from the time that you became aware a medication mistake was made to file your lawsuit.
Don’t delay. If you miss the deadline, you’ll essentially waive your right to compensation.
Securing the compensation you’re owed when filing a medical malpractice claim can be a complex process. You need to provide substantial evidence that a medical professional’s unreasonable negligence caused you to be harmed to demonstrate that you should receive financial compensation.
Strongly consider enlisting the help of a Chester County medication errors lawyer in these circumstances. At the Weitz Firm, LLC, we can: