Medical Negligence and Medication Errors
You entrust your health care provider to prescribe the right medication for your condition. When this trust is broken and you experience serious harm, you may be entitled to compensation. A Pittsburgh medication errors lawyer can help you.
A medication error can occur in a variety of locations, including at a hospital, a pharmacy, or a doctor’s office, to name a few.
At Berger and Green, we have a no-fee guarantee. This means that you owe us no attorney’s fees unless we win your case. Call us today for a free case evaluation at (412) 661-1400.
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Medication Errors That Can Cause Injury
There are several point processes through which a medication travels and a serious error can occur at any one of these points:
Your injuries may have been caused by any of the following types of medication errors:
- Improper dosage
- Failure to alert to a possible interaction or allergy
- Prescribing or administering a drug to the wrong patient
- Prescribing or administering the wrong drug
- Administering the drug at an incorrect time
A medication error can result in serious harm that requires a hospital stay (or prolongs the time you are in the hospital).
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Parties That Might Be Liable for Your Injuries
Several parties can be liable for your medication error injuries, including:
- The doctor who prescribed the medication
- The pharmacist who filled the medication
- A nurse or other medical professional who administered the medication
- The facility where the error took place
- The facility that employs the medical professional who behaved negligently
If you experienced serious harm due to a negligent doctor, pharmacist, or other medical professional, a Pittsburgh medication errors lawyer can assist you with holding them accountable. If a manufacturer produced a dangerous drug, we can hold the company liable as well. Call Berger and Green now to learn more during a free case evaluation: (412) 661-1400.
Medication Errors Can Cause Fatal Injuries
If you lost a loved one due to a medical error, we extend our deepest sympathies to you. While you are likely not concerning yourself with holding a negligent medical professional accountable at this time, a wrongful death claim or lawsuit can give you the financial stability you need to focus on your grief.
A member of our team is ready to help you fight for justice. Each wrongful death case is different and the outcome of your case is unique to your situation.
The types of damages recoverable in a wrongful death case include:
- Final medical costs for your loved one
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of income
- Loss of guidance
- Loss of companionship
If you lost a close loved one, a member of the Berger and Green team can review your case for free. We require no money down and collect attorney’s fees only if we win your case. There is no risk when you enlist our help.
What to Do When the Insurance Company Offers a Settlement
An insurance company may contact you soon after the incident to offer a settlement. The amount the insurance adjuster offers you may seem enticing. Do not accept it without running the offer by a lawyer first.
The insurance company has its own motives for wanting your claim settled quickly. Its ultimate goal is to protect its best interests. The amount of the settlement initially offered is typically a low-dollar sum that protects its bottom line and not your future medical needs. We can handle all communication with the insurance adjuster on your behalf to ensure they do not trick you into accepting a lowball offer.
At Berger and Green, we understand how insurance companies operate. After a careful review of your case, we will be ready to enter negotiations on your behalf.
If we are unable to secure the type of compensation you deserve out of court, we are ready to go to court. Our ultimate goal is to achieve fair compensation for you.
Pennsylvania’s Time Constraints Require Fast Action
The statute of limitations is imposed by state law and determines the amount of time you have to pursue civil action. Per 42 Pa. CSA § 5524, you only have two years to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice. We must have time to review your medical records and other types of evidence before building your case and filing a lawsuit. For this reason, we recommend getting started with your legal case as soon as possible.
If the deadline passes before you file your lawsuit, you may be barred from pursuing compensation in court forever.
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Contact Berger and Green Now for Help with Your Medical Errors Case
A doctor, pharmacist, nurse, or other type of healthcare provider has a responsibility to provide the best care possible. If you experienced serious complications from a medical error —or had a close loved one lose their life as a result of such an error—take action. By holding those responsible accountable for their actions, you may just prevent the same thing from ever happening again.
Get help by contacting Berger and Green today. Your Pittsburgh medication errors lawyer will seek justice on your or your loved one’s behalf.
At Berger and Green, we have decades of experience helping personal injury clients. We take great pride in helping injured clients and in the customer service we offer. If you are unable to travel to us, we can come to your home or hospital room. We also accept no upfront fees, so you will not need to worry about how to pay for our services. We will explain our fee schedule during your free consultation.
Call Berger and Green at (412) 661-1400 now for a free evaluation of your medical error case.