Cleveland Prescription Drug Injury Lawyers
At Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co. L.P.A., we believe that patients should be able to trust a medical professional to prescribe safe medications which will improve a condition, not make it worse. The incorrect dosage of a medication or other medication complication can cause a serious illness or even the wrongful death of the patient. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of a pharmaceutical error, you deserve to be compensated.
Contact the prescription drug injury lawyers at Jeffries, Kube, Forrest & Monteleone Co. L.P.A. for compassionate and professional assistance.
Patient goes to hospital for hernia repair. His medical chart and wrist band warned of his allergies to various drugs. The nurse forgets to tell the doctor that this drug is in the operating room. The doctor gives the drug to the patient at the end of surgery and the patient’s heart stops. He gets no oxygen to his brain for fifteen minutes, and is now in a nursing home under twenty-four hour care.
Prescription Drug Negligence
The health risks of pharmaceutical error can be catastrophic. While some errors may cause an individual to have cognitive problems, such as difficulty thinking, insomnia, or drowsiness, more serious complications can cause overdose, wrongful death, heart attack risk, stroke, or other health problems.
As experienced medical negligence attorneys, we pursue medical malpractice claims to hold hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other professionals accountable for their negligence. Negligence that commonly leads to pharmaceutical errors includes:
- Failure to assess potential drug interactions with other medications
- Failure to recognize when negative side effects are a problem
- Failure to observe allergy alerts during surgery
- Failure to prescribe the correct medication
- Failure to prescribe the correct dosage
- Failure to fill the prescription correctly/prescription misfills
- Failure to consider appropriate dosage for children
Child Prescription Drug Injury
Children have much different metabolisms than adults do. As most prescription dosages are based on an adult’s metabolism, doctors must consider these issues when prescribing medications for children. Improper calculations can result in overdose or insufficient dose.
Prescription Negligence Claims
If you or a loved one has suffered a prescription drug injury or has suddenly died as a result of a drug error, our attorneys have the experience, comprehensive knowledge, and compassion to help you recover rightful compensation. Contact our prescription malpractice lawyers for quality assistance in Ohio.
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