All too often, people experience adverse effects because they received the wrong medication. One study from the Institute of Medicine at the Nation Academies estimated that at least 1.5 million Americans are effected by errors in medication, leading to billions of dollars in extra health care costs. Many of these injuries occur in or stem from hospitals. When you go to a hospital, there is an expectation that all aspects of care will be adequate, and medical professionals will not be negligent in their treatment.
However, this is not always the case. In many situations, doctors or pharmacies can commit prescription errors due to simple negligence. If you believe you were a victim, we urge you to reach out to our firm right away.
Not every prescription error is a valid medical claim that will warrant legal action. In order to prove a claim’s merit, you must be able to demonstrate that an injury or medical condition stemmed from the incorrect prescription that was given to you due to some type of negligence.
The following individuals may be held responsible for errors:
- Doctors or physicians
Under the law, healthcare professionals are obligated to perform a certain level of care, as another professional in their position would do. If they fail to correctly prescribe the needed medication, resulting in further complications for you, you may be able to take legal action.
For those with a valid claim, we are committed to going to the distance to advocate for their needs. We have extensive experience with both litigation and negotiation. If we cannot secure a positive outcome in negotiation, we are not afraid to take a case to trial.
When you have been harmed by the negligence of medical professional or pharmacist, you have the right to hold them accountable for their negligence through the initiation of legal action. At Stephens Kelly Law, we know how to stand up for victims of medical malpractice and can fight to secure justice.
We bring the following to all cases:
- Almost 20 years of collective experience
- Former defense experience
- Flexible hours and availability
- “No recovery, no fee” legal representation
- Free consultations
Ready to learn what our firm can do for you? Call our personal injury lawyers today or complete our online form to request your free consultation.