Medications help keep millions of Americans healthy and stable each day. Unfortunately, there are times when medical professionals make a mistake when it comes to prescribing or administering medications, and these mistakes can have devastating consequences on patients. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our knowledgeable attorneys are ready to help if you need a Dallas medication errors attorney. Our team will conduct a full investigation into your case in order to secure any compensation you may be entitled to.
Johns Hopkins researchers have indicated that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States. However, this only paints a partial picture of the total harm caused by medical errors, as many patients are injured by these mistakes, survive, and are left in dealing with the consequences.
In many cases, a medication error is caused by the negligence of the prescribing doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. These cases may rise to the level of medical malpractice if the medical professional:
Some of the injuries and illnesses caused by incorrect medication or adverse drug reactions can include a deteriorating health condition of the patient, a progression of existing illnesses, or even death.
It is important to recognize that any person injured due to a medication error in Dallas will have a specified amount of time to file a lawsuit against an alleged negligent medical provider. The Texas medical malpractice statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury or illness occurs. This means that any patient harmed due to a medical mistake has a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against an alleged negligent doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
It is important not to wait until towards the end of this two-year time limit to begin your case. Medication error cases often involve extensive investigation on the part of your attorney, and it is important to get the case started as soon as possible.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to medication error, you need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are ready to conduct a full investigation into your case in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to. This could include the following: