Prescription Errors Can Be Harmful And Deadly
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Prescription medications can be wonderful. They can prevent, treat and, at times, cure medical conditions. Whether your prescription helps keep your blood pressure in a healthy range, your diabetes in check or your anxiety manageable, you have a reasonable expectation that it will help you, not harm you.
When a patient is injured by a prescription drug, due to either doctor or pharmacy error, he or she can talk to an attorney about pursuing compensation. While financial compensation cannot reverse what happened, a successful medical malpractice claim can help with medical bills, lost wages and other damages. Cranwell & Moore P.L.C., serving Roanoke, Virginia, offers no-cost, no-obligation consultations. Call us at 540-904-1621 or toll free at 888-635-6304 to learn how we can help you.
There Is No Room For Error On A Prescription Bottle
When you look at a prescription bottle, you see:
- Your name
- The drug’s name or its generic name
- The prescription (Rx) number
- The measurements of each pill or tablet
- The dosing instructions
Each item is vitally important to your health and safety. If any of these are incorrect, you could obtain:
- A prescription intended for someone else
- The wrong medication
- Too much or not enough of the correct medication
Our lawyers are highly knowledgeable about the ways that physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists and pharmacy techs can make mistakes and the serious injuries that can occur. We are dedicated to identifying the causes of prescription errors and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.