A Skilled Pharmacy and Medication Error Attorney May Help You Hold Negligent Parties Liable

Pharmacy and medication errors can have serious consequences including long-term damage to your health, or even death. It is crucial to work with an attorney who has extensive experience in pursuing cases against a negligent pharmacist or other party. If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one, an experienced pharmacy and medication error attorney at Wagar, Richard, Kutcher, Tygier, & Luminais, LLP in Metairie, LA, will work tirelessly, pursuing just compensation for you. Contact our law firm today to discuss your case in detail with one of our expert attorneys.

Causes of Pharmacy and Medication Errors

A medication error can occur due to either the prescribing physician’s negligence, or the negligence of the pharmacist or technician. Some of the most common causes of medication errors include: 

  • Communication errors, such as the doctor’s illegible handwriting, drugs with names that look or sound alike, or a failure to provide patients with adequate instructions
  • Filling a prescription for the wrong dose
  • Incorrectly mixing a medication
  • Failing to identify potential drug interactions

Any of these errors can cause a serious and potentially life-threatening injury for the patient. 

Consequences for the Patient and Family

Medication errors can have serious consequences for the patient and his or her family. A medication error can cause: 

  • An overdose on medication
  • An allergic reaction to a medication
  • A dangerous interaction with another medication

Such dangerous reactions can result in brain damage, permanent impairment, severe illness, and even death. Non-fatal injuries are likely to require extensive medical treatment, including extended hospital stays, potential surgery, and rehabilitation. Serious injuries can prevent the patient from returning to work—temporarily or permanently—resulting in a loss of income and increasing their financial burden. Severe injuries are also likely to result in a lowered quality of life, preventing the patient from participating in activities they previously enjoyed.

How Our Attorneys Can Help

If you or a loved one suffered an injury as a result of a pharmacy or medication error, you should contact our office right away. These cases are complex, and it is often difficult to determine whether the doctor, pharmacist, or a technician caused the error.

We will conduct a thorough investigation to determine if someone is responsible for the error and, if so, build a compelling case to hold that party liable for your injuries. We will aggressively pursue damages to compensate you for your medical expenses, loss of income, and reduced quality of life, as well as your pain and suffering. If your loved one suffered a fatal injury as a result of a medication error,due to the fault of someone else, we will file a wrongful death suit and pursue damages for: 

  • Any medical expenses related to your loved one’s injury
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of income for your loved one’s financial dependents
  • Any pain and suffering your loved one endured prior to death
  • Loss of companionship for a spouse or children

Schedule Your Consultation

If you or a loved one suffered an injury as a result of a pharmacy or medication error, contact our law firm today to schedule your free consultation. We will discuss the legal options available to you so that you can focus on recovery and healing. 

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