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Medication Errors

Charlotte Medication Error Attorneys

Representing Victims of Medication & Pharmacy Mistakes

A medication or pharmacy error is called an adverse drug event, or “ADE,” and is defined as harm experienced by a patient as a result of exposure to a medication. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, ADEs are responsible for approximately 700,000 emergency department visits and 100,000 hospitalizations each year. Nearly 1 in 20 hospitalized patients will be the victim of medication or pharmacy error, making them among the most common types of reventable malpractice.

Doctors and pharmacists have a duty to accurately prescribe and fill medications. Nurses are responsible for administering the right medication to the right patient in the right dose and for the right reason. When negligent medication administration leads to serious injury or wrongful death, victims and their families are entitled to receive full and fair compensation for their suffering and loss.

Contact the Charlotte medication error attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates for a free consultation; call (704) 859-2003 to get started today.

How Do Medication Errors Happen?

Medication errors can happen when a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or another medical professional or facility makes a mistake in prescribing, administering, or filling medication. Nursing errors happen when the wrong medicine is given or given in the wrong dose or even given to the wrong patient.

Some examples of medication errors include:

  • Administering the incorrect medication to a patient
  • Administering medication to the wrong patient
  • Prescribing or filling an incorrect dose
  • Failing to note or warn of medication side effects/drug interactions
  • Failing to take a patient’s medical history into account when prescribing/giving medication

These mistakes can and do occur in hospitals, doctors’ offices, dental practices, clinics, nursing homes, pharmacies, and other places in which medical care is provided.

Speak To an Experienced Malpractice Attorney

If your pharmacy incorrectly filled your medication or a loved one's medical provider prescribed or administered medications that resulted in serious injury or other health risks, please schedule a free, confidential consultation with our attorneys in Charlotte. With over 35 years in practice, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, both in settlements and at trial. While we work to resolve your claim as quickly and effectively as possible, we are true trial lawyers who are unafraid to seek a jury verdict when a fair settlement cannot be reached.

Contact us online or by phone at (704) 859-2003 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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