Medication errors can have serious consequences for a patient's health and safety. In some cases, the wrong medication can make a patient lose valuable time in treating an illness they already have, while in others, incorrect or overly-strong dosages of a medication can cause serious internal injuries or even death. Unfortunately, the negligent actions of drug and pharmaceutical companies all too often cause unsuspecting consumers to be the victims of these dangerous medication errors.
Because of the considerable consequences that medication errors can have for a patient's life, at the Law Offices of Paul Levin, we believe that when a manufacturer's actions are responsible for causing a Connecticut resident harm, they should be held liable for any damages that occurred. In this manner, victims of medication errors can receive compensation and justice to help them with the burdens resulting from a drug manufacturer or pharmacist's error.
Common Medication Errors
Medication errors can occur in a variety of different ways, and various parties may be either partially or completely liable for the error's occurrence. The following are some of the most commonly recognized medication errors:
- Wrong dosages
- Wrong medication
- Prescription of medication to which a patient is allergic
- Prescription of medication that harmfully interacts with other medications
Any of these and other medication errors can potentially have disastrous consequences for the patients who are affected by them. It is for this reason that drug manufacturers and other medical professionals who are in charge of producing or prescribing medications should make sure to take all necessary safety precautions.
Get in Touch with a Medication Errors Attorney in Connecticut
Patients who suffer the negative consequences of a medication error are likely to be facing physical, emotional, and financial problems that we, at the Law Offices of Paul Levin, believe that they shouldn't have to deal with on their own. Thus, if you have been the victim of a medication error, call 860.322.5302 to discuss your situation with us and find out how we may be able to help you obtain much-needed compensation.