Issaquah Prescription Error Attorney
Medical practice relies heavily on medications to treat a patient’s pain, illnesses, and injuries. When a healthcare professional prescribes a powerful medication, it must be used carefully in order to increase the benefits and minimize the risks of that medicine. When a medical provider like a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist makes a negligent error in prescribing medication, serious injuries can result. If you or a loved one has been injured by a prescription error in the Issaquah area, the knowledgeable Issaquah prescription error attorney at Injury Law Group NW can help. Call the office or contact us today to schedule an evaluation of your injury claims now.
Common Types of Prescription Errors
Prescription errors come in many forms and can be mishandled by a variety of healthcare professionals in the medical field. Some of the most common types of prescription errors include the following:
- Writing a prescription for the wrong dosage,
- Writing a prescription for the wrong medication,
- Failure to prescribe a medication,
- Avoidable drug interactions,
- Avoidable allergic reactions,
- Improper administration of a prescribed drug,
- Failure to administer a prescribed drug,
- Pharmaceutical errors, and
- Follow up monitoring errors
When a prescription error is caused by the negligence or recklessness of someone in the medical field and it results in an injury to a patient, they may have a claim for personal injuries under Washington’s medical malpractice laws.
Compensation for Prescription Error Injuries
Unlike many other states, Washington does not place caps on its medical malpractice cases. This means that there is no limit to the amount of economic or noneconomic damages awarded to a person injured by a prescription error or other malpractice claims. Economic damages include all out of pocket expenses like medical bills resulting from the error, lost wages, and the loss of future income and damages. Noneconomic damages compensate a victim for their pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
If a prescription error leads to a patient’s death, the family of the victim can also seek compensation through a wrongful death claim against the medical professionals responsible. Wrongful death damages include all final medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and compensation for the loss of the victim’s love, guidance, and support.
How a Lawyer Can Help
Victims of prescription errors are often dealing with serious medical illnesses or injuries, and many do not believe that they have the time or energy to pursue a medical malpractice claim. Our compassionate and caring lawyers understand this difficulty, which is why they handle every aspect of the legal case so that their clients can focus on their recovery. A lawyer can help identify every individual or entity involved in the case to ensure that everyone is held accountable for the negligence that caused the injury. They understand what you claim is worth and will not settle for less. If necessary, an attorney can take your case to court and make the best possible arguments for your case.
Talk to Our Office Now
Prescription errors are serious, and if you or someone you know has been injured by a prescription error in the Issaquah area you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more, call or contact a Issaquah prescription error attorney at Injury Law Group NW today.