Patients Can Count On Our Experienced Attorneys When Medication Errors Occur
Seasoned medical malpractice lawyers in Washington D.C. and Baltimore fight for your loved ones
When we place someone we love in a health care facility, we expect and hope that they will receive the highest level of care. Unfortunately, many problems occur within these facilities and some of the most common center around medication errors. If your loved one was injured from a medication error, count on the law firm of Schochor, Frederico and Staton, P.A. for reliable advice and hard-hitting representation for your claim. From our offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington D.C., our knowledgeable lawyers have been seeking justices for clients for more than 30 years.
Types of medication mistakes in health care facilities
A medication error that occurs in a hospital typically happens when a staff member makes a mistake in the administration of medicine to a patient. These errors can occur at the hands of doctors, nurses or other caregivers. Some common medication errors include:
- Providing incorrect doses of the correct medication
- Administering the medication incorrectly
- Administering the incorrect medication
- Failing to administer necessary medications
While many medication inaccuracies can be harmless, others can lead to significant medical complications, including:
- Organ failure
- Reduced immunity
Advocating for the rights of patients in Washington D.C. and Maryland
Medication errors happen far too often in health care environments. According to the Nursing Home Abuse Guide, almost 37% of all medical errors within these facilities are based on medication mistakes. There are a variety of reasons for these missteps:
- Misdiagnosis and incorrect prescriptions If physicians misdiagnose a medical condition and prescribe the wrong medication, the repercussions persist as hospital and/or nursing home staff members continue to administer the incorrect medications.
- Understaffed facilities. The health care industry is notoriously understaffed. When there are not enough staff members to meet the needs of all patients, scheduled medication may be administered late or not at all.
- Neglect. Patient neglect is another vast problem, particularly within the nursing home industry. In these situations, some residents may repeatedly and chronically go without their necessary medications.
Contact experienced medical malpractice attorneys serving Washington D.C., Baltimore and all of Maryland
If your loved one was injured by a medication error, let the law firm with three decades of medical malpractice representation advocate for the compensation your case deserves. With offices in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, the attorneys of Schochor, Frederico and Staton, P.A. have earned numerous awards and accolades for their success in the courtroom and commitment to their clients. Put their award-winning experience to work for you by contacting the office at 410-234-1000 for a consultation.