New Jersey Prescription Drug Error Lawyer
Prescription drug errors refer to mistakes in prescribing, dispensing and giving medications. The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) defines a medication error as any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of a healthcare provider, patient, or consumer.
Every year, many people in New Jersey are injured due to prescription drug errors. They injure hundreds of thousands of people every year in the United States. Prescription drug errors account for roughly 70% of all medication mistakes that could potentially injure someone.
How Do Prescription Drug Errors Occur?
Medication mistakes can happen anywhere, including the doctor's office, hospital, pharmacy or senior living housing. Some of the more common causes of prescription drug errors include:
• Negligent communication between doctors
• Poor communication between the patient and his or her doctors
• Drug names that sound similar
• Medications that look alike
• Improper medical abbreviations
New Jersey health care providers should always be aware of the name and strength of all medications the patient is taking, including herbs, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and over-the-counter drugs. It is also important that they know of any medications the patient is allergic to, whether the patient has any chronic or serious health issues and whether the patient might be pregnant or you're trying to become pregnant.
Compensation For Prescription Drug Error Injuries
Prescription drug errors are serious. A medication mistake can cost somewhere their life or cause serious injury. Anyone injured due to the prescription drug negligence of a doctor, pharmacist, hospital or other health care provider may be entitled to compensation. The Sloan Law Firm fights for to obtain fair and just compensation to those injured due to prescription drug errors. Attorney Daniel Sloan has recovered millions on behalf of his clients.
The Sloan Law Firm handles prescription drug error matters in Union County, Somerset County, Essex County, Middlesex County and throughout New Jersey. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a medication mistake, call the Sloan Law Firm for a free consultation at: (908) 358-2938.