California Prescription Error Attorney
Wrong Meds, Wrong Dose and Other Prescription Errors
We are fortunate to live in an era when many serious medical problems can be treated effectively with medication. Life-saving prescription medicines can turn deadly, however, when medical professionals make prescription errors.
Sacramento medical malpractice attorney Noël M. Ferris helps people who suffered serious harm or lost a loved one due to a broad range of medication errors, including those involving:
- Pharmacy negligence — pharmacists dispensing the wrong medication or wrong dose
- Incorrect prescriptions — doctors ordering the wrong drug or wrong dose
- Administration errors — nurses or other health care professionals giving patients the wrong drug or dosage
Ms. Ferris represented a child who was left in a coma because she was given morphine instead of Valium for her seizures.
Generics Aren't Always Equivalent
In another case, a doctor ordered a brand-named drug for a patient's seizure disorder. The pharmacy's computer system automatically recommended a generic equivalent. Because the pharmacist did not dispense the drug as ordered, the patient died.
Prescription errors can happen in hospitals and nursing homes. In one of Ms. Ferris' cases, insulin was not properly administered to a diabetic patient who was hospitalized for pneumonia. As a result, her blood sugar levels sank to a very low level. She suffered permanent brain damage because of the error.
Call 916-520-3370 or 888-351-3970 for a Free Consultation
Despite computerized medication records, prescription errors continue to cause serious injury and death. If you were harmed by a prescription-related error, it is important to discuss your rights with a lawyer who has a record of success in these challenging types of medical malpractice claims.
Contact a Sacramento, California, prescription error lawyer. Call 916-520-3370 or toll free at 888-351-3970 to arrange a free consultation about your case. She represents victims of medication errors throughout Northern California.