Medication Errors

When prescribed correctly, and taken as directed, prescription and over-the-counter medication can be very effective at alleviating pain, getting rid of an infection, regulating hypertension and high blood pressure, and fighting life-threatening diseases. But when a medical professional prescribes the wrong medication, or an incorrect dosage amount, it can put patient in serious danger.

There are several types of prescription drug errors, including the ones listed below:


Unfortunately, medication errors do occur, and the consequences can range from a mild allergic reaction to wrongful death. In order to prove that the person who prescribed the medication did in fact make an error, you will need to prove that your health care professional did not provide the level of care that another, equally qualified health care professional would have provided in a similar circumstance. You will also need to prove that the delivery of the poor level of care was the cause of your illness or injury. It is wise to discuss your case with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who can help navigate the complex process and build a strong case.

When it comes to liability, there are a number of factors that need to be considered.

Determining liability in a medication error case can be an extremely time consuming process. To build a strong case, it will be necessary to collect medical records, pharmacy records, and nurse’s charts. You will also need to call on witnesses to provide testimonies for depositions. Medical providers will often offer to settle cases if it becomes clear that the healthcare professional is responsible for the error.

South Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Folkman Law Offices, P.C. Represent Victims of Medication Errors

If you or a loved one has been injured or became ill as a result of a medication error, you may be eligible for compensation. The South Jersey medical malpractice lawyers at Folkman Law have a proven track record of successfully representing patients who have been the victim of medication errors. For a free telephone consultation, call 856-354-9444 or contact us online. Our offices are conveniently located in Cherry HillNew Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where we represent clients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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