New York Medication Error Attorney
Prescribing and administering medications are a major part of the health care system. Every health care professional involved in the dispensing of medications has a duty to do so within the accepted standards and best practices of the medical community. If a practitioner negligently made a medication error that harmed you or a loved one, you have rights. Protect your rights with help from the New York lawyers at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Why Hire Us?
- We know monetary compensation can help our clients pay for lifelong medical care due to serious medication errors. However, we also aim for top results to give our clients a sense of justice and closure.
- We have decades of experience in medical malpractice law and medication errors, as well as a long history of successful case results.
- We have a reputation in New York as a hard-hitting law firm with a relentless work ethic. Hospitals and insurance companies know us for taking cases to trial and winning.
What is a Medication Error?
A medication error can be any mistake in prescribing a patient a new medication, filling a prescription, dispensing a drug and administering medications to patients. Common examples include failing to check a patient’s medication history or drug allergies, failing to catch adverse drug interactions, prescribing the wrong medication, mixing up patients, prescribing the wrong dosage, incorrectly filling a prescription, and administering drugs to patients incorrectly.
While the law does not expect every doctor to be perfect all of the time, it does require a certain standard of care. When physicians, nurses, pharmacies and others in the health care system fall short of these expectations, patients can pay the price. A medication error could give you the right to file a medical malpractice claim in New York if another reasonable and prudent practitioner would not have made the same error in the same situation. Be sure to be an advocate if a loved one in a White Plains nursing home facility can’t advocate for themselves.
It will be up to you or your lawyer to prove malpractice in connection with a medication error. The burden of proof is a preponderance of the evidence, or enough evidence to prove the defendant’s malpractice as more likely to be true than not true. Fulfilling this burden of proof during a civil claim often requires testimony from medical experts. Our attorneys at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP have excellent relationships with experts in every medical specialty. We work with experts that other firms don not have access to. We can help you establish that someone in the health care field owed you a duty of care, breached this duty and caused your injuries.
How We Can Help
Our medical malpractice lawyers can review your case for signs of negligence in the failure to properly prescribe or administer your medication. For example, your doctor might be guilty of malpractice if he or she failed to identify that a loved one in a home care facility was already taking a different drug that would have an adverse interaction with the new drug prescribed. This would be grounds for a Westchester County nursing home abuse case. If we believe you have grounds for a claim, we will guide you through confusing legal processes in New York. We can help you understand and protect your rights as an injured patient or consumer as well as gain fair compensation for your losses. These may include physical injuries or illnesses, emotional distress, mental anguish, medical expenses, lost wages, legal fees, and lost quality of life.
Contact Our New York Medication Error Lawyers Today
Medical malpractice claims in Westchester based on medication errors are extremely difficult to litigate. They require a deep understanding of medicine and medical malpractice law. The attorneys at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to help you prove your malpractice claim for a medication error, and recover compensation for your past and future losses. For a free consultation, contact us today.