In many cases, administering the wrong medication can literally mean the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, we at Malman Law are no strangers to this terrible form of medical malpractice.
Did you know that medication error make up nearly one fourth of all medical malpractice cases? This can mean failure to give medication, incorrect medication, giving too much or not enough, or waiting too long to give medication. Nurses are usually the medical professionals responsible for medication errors –and consequently they are the ones who are charged with medical malpractice. But pharmacists, doctors, technicians and just about any health care worker who dispenses drugs can be held accountable.
At Malman Law, our expert, knowledgeable Chicago medical malpractice attorneys have years of experience in dealing with cases of medication errors. We have secured large settlements for many of our clients, and we can do the same for you. If you or someone you love has been a victim of medication error resulting in personal injury or wrongful death, we urge you to seek the advice of our attorneys right away. The future of your finances may depend on it.
Of course, hospitals make their best effort to minimize medication mistakes and drug overdoses in most cases. Indecipherable handwriting can definitely play a part in this, but with proper training, adequate technology and a common standard of quality for medical procedures,most medication errors should be prevented.
There is no cost to sit down with one of our malpractice lawyers in Illinois and discuss your options. We don’t charge a cent for our services unless we are able to secure compensation for you, either through a judge’s order or an out-of-court settlement.