Medication Error Compensation in Illinois
Medication is an exact science. Errors in timing, dosage, administration, prescription, or identification of the proper drugs can result in devastating injuries and even death.
Getting that science right is the responsibility of the healthcare providers and not the patients. Pharmacists, doctors, nurses, and other care professionals are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that medications are appropriately prescribed, distributed, and administered.
Likewise, the companies that manufacturer these medications have a duty to make sure they’re safe before releasing them on the market.
Unfortunately, the proper care often falls through the cracks. Medication errors are frighteningly common in Illinois and throughout the United States. In fact, they account for one out of every four medical malpractice cases.
At Malman Law, it is our belief that patients need someone to look out for them. After all, patients are not the ones with medical expertise. They rely on the care and instructions of others. When the responsible parties let them down, it is our job to step in and hold them accountable.
As Chicago medication error attorneys, we have helped countless victims and their family members all throughout the state of Chicago. Our aggressive legal team has secured very large settlements and judgments for many of our clients, and we would like to do the same for you. Our record of results of speaks for itself.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury relating to a medication error in Chicago, Malman Law can help. Please contact us as soon as possible.
How Do Medication Errors Happen?
Naturally, most doctors and hospitals do their best to avoid error. No one means to make mistakes or cause injuries. Nevertheless, accidents do happen, and the responsibility for those is assigned to the healthcare providers.
Medication errors are preventable injuries and they always happen as a result of carelessness. Examples include:
- Sloppy handwriting
- Mixing up medical charts / records
- Accidentally switching patients’ medications
- Understaffed medical facilities
- Failure to follow safety procedures
- Labeling errors
- Using the wrong method of administration
- Mistakes made in lab work or when handling test results
- Administering medication at the wrong time of day
- Administering medication with / without food
- Failure to screen for adverse recreational drug use
- Overdose / underdose
- Combining doses
- Skipping doses
- Injection errors
- Relying on expired prescriptions or expired drugs
- Failure to monitor patient conditions and respond accordingly
- Failure to identify side effects or adverse reactions to medications
- Misdiagnosis leading to medication error
- Failure to seek emergency care for adverse reactions
- Any other oversight or mistake leading to injury
Get in Touch with Our Experienced Chicago Nursing Home Injury Attorneys
At Malman Law, we pride ourselves on providing aggressive and effective representation for our clients. We pursue medical malpractice claims strategically and with rigor. Our mission is always to maximize your monetary compensation.
There is never a charge to simply sit down and talk with us about the merits and potential value of your case. We call that an initial consultation, and it is absolutely free — even if you ultimately decide not to pursue your claim.
If we do take on your case, you can count on our Zero Fee Guarantee, which means you don’t have to pay a penny unless we recover compensation in your case, either through a court’s judgment or an out-of-court settlement agreement.
Because we are so committed to helping medical malpractice victims, our firm employs a full-time Registered Nurse with more than 30 years of experience. We consult with our nurse in every single medication error case we accept, evaluating each claim in light of the applicable medical standards of care. Few law firms take this extra step, and we believe it can make a meaningful difference in the course of negotiation and litigation.
Please contact us at any time to talk about your case. We can answer your questions and help you decide which steps you’d like to take next — at no charge to you.
In just over 20 years, our Chicago medication error attorneys have served thousands of injured victims throughout Chicago and Northern Illinois. We invite you to learn more about what we can do for you.
Please dial 888-625-6265 or fill out our free online consultation form to schedule an appointment with our Chicago medication error attorneys right away. Remember, our Zero Fee Guarantee means you have nothing to lose.