New York Prescription Error
Prescription medications save the lives of New Yorkers every single day. Many people would experience difficult help challenges such as chronic pain if they did not have access to prescription medication. Unfortunately, prescription errors cause millions of victims across the United States to suffer avoidable injuries each year. Such mistakes happen not only in doctor’s offices, but also in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities. In fact, some estimate that mistakes at medical facilities occur on a daily basis. Of course, not all prescription errors lead to serious injury. When there is a serious injury, the impact on the victim and the victim’s family is often substantial. The victim must deal with the physical and psychological challenges related to health problems. The victim and the victim’s family must face the financial challenges that are sure to accompany substantial medical bills and missed work. If you were seriously injured due to a prescription error made by a pharmacist, doctor, or other medical professional, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. However, it is imperative that you immediately contact an experienced New York prescription error lawyer to discuss your case.Common types of prescription errors
Prescription errors can be made by any medical professional involved in the writing, filling or administering of prescription medication, including doctors, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and other medical professionals. Common types of prescription errors include:
- Doctor prescribing the wrong medication
- Medical staff giving patient wrong medication, e.g. giving medication meant for a different patient
- Medical staff giving the wrong dosage of medication, or pharmacist providing wrong dosage
- Doctor prescribing unnecessary medication or incorrect medication due to an incorrect diagnosis or condition
- Doctor fails to warn patient of side effects of medication
- Doctor or pharmacist fail to catch harmful drug interactions
- Doctor or pharmacist fail to catch allergic reactions
As a New York prescription error lawyer will explain, prescription errors can lead to injuries such as anaphylactic shock, heart attack, stroke, and death.Pursuing compensation
If you suffered a serious injury because a medical professional made an error involving your prescription medication, you have the legal right under New York to hold that person accountable through a medical malpractice lawsuit. In order to prevail, you must prove that the defendant was negligent. It is not enough that an error was made. You must prove that a competent doctor, pharmacist or other medical professional would not have made that error under similar circumstances. A skilled prescription error attorney in New York will be able to review your medical records and determine if mistakes were made that would amount to medical malpractice.
A medical malpractice claim will allow you to hold the negligent medical professional accountable for the mistakes he or she made, and the injuries you endured due to those mistakes. In order to receive compensation for your medical expenses, you will be required to show proof of your expenses with receipts and bills. If you had to miss work while you recover, you can demand payment for your lost wages. To prove your lost wages you will need to records from your company showing the days you missed and the compensation you missed. Because both physical and emotional pain often accompanies serious injuries, in your medical malpractice claim you can also demand payment for pain and suffering.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you suffered a serious allergic reaction or some other injury due to a prescription medication mistake, understandably you are upset. You are facing health challenges and at the same time you may also be facing financial difficulties due to your medical bills and inability to work. The good news is that you have the right to hold the negligent person accountable for your injuries and related losses by filing a claim. The prescription error attorneys serving New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates can help. We have years of experience winning significant compensation on behalf our injured clients. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.