Houston, Texas Medication Error Lawyer

The unfortunate reality of today’s day and age is that very often, medications are prescribed unnecessarily, in the wrong dosage, or otherwise in a manner that causes injury to patients. If you or a loved one has been harmed due to a medication error, our legal team is here to help. Contact a Houston medication error lawyer from White Personal Injury today to learn more about what we can do for you.

Medication Error Lawyer | Fighting for Clients Harmed By Medical Professionals

We believe that when physicians make mistakes, they deserve to be held accountable, and we know that if you’ve been harmed by a medication error, you feel the same way. You can have confidence when you turn to a skilled Houston, Texas medical malpractice lawyer from our firm to fight for the justice you deserve.

Types of Medication Errors

Medication errors, both in the emergency room and elsewhere, are, unfortunately, far from rare. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration receives more than 100,000 reports each year of medication errors, and several thousand of those errors result in fatalities. Just some of the most common types of medication errors we see are as follows:

  • Prescribing the wrong medication
  • Prescribing the wrong dosage of medication
  • Prescribing medication the patient is allergic to (if the physician either knew or should have known about the allergy)
  • Failing to inform patients of adverse side effects
  • Illegible transcribing

Recovering Your Compensation

As long as we can prove that the medication error directly harmed you, you should receive compensation to help ease some of the physical, emotional, and financial burdens you’ve incurred. Recoverable damages include the following:

  • The cost of medical treatment to correct the error
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • In the case of a fatal overdose or adverse reaction to a medication, funeral costs and loss of companionship/guidance

Keep in mind that after a medication error, you’ll only have a certain amount of time to file a medical malpractice claim. This timeframe is known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims here in Texas is, typically, two years, meaning you should have two years from the date the incident occurred to sue the physician responsible.

Contact a Houston Medication Error Lawyer

If you or a loved one is the victim of a medication error, our firm is here to help you get the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact White Personal Injury today to schedule your free case evaluation with our seasoned legal team.

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