Medication Errors

Prescription drugs are only issued with the permission of a doctor for a reason — medication of any kind can be dangerous. When it comes to prescription medications, the medication actually contains substances that would be illegal if issued or obtained in any other way. This is because the drugs are hazardous to a person's health when not used properly instead of being beneficial.

It is a doctor's duty to be attentive to his or her patient's physical condition and needs, as well as his or her sensitivity to certain drugs and substances, before prescribing medication. He or she must also be sure to monitor the patient's reaction to the medication and adjust the prescription as necessary before any serious illness or injury occurs. Failure to do so could cause serious damages and result in a medical malpractice claim.

Pharmacy Errors

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can also be held responsible for medication errors. If a pharmacist or technician mislabels a prescription, issues the wrong medication, or improperly compounds the drugs, the receiving patient could suffer serious illness and internal injuries, or even overdose on their prescription without meaning to. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a medication error, hire a Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer from our firm as soon as possible.

Consult with a Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Balzarini & Watson has handled personal injury claims of all kinds for more than 25 years and has successfully recovered more than $300 million in damages. Our firm thoroughly investigates our clients' cases to preserve evidence and establish liability and then litigates aggressively for fair compensation. We are AV® Rated* by Martindale-Hubbell® and currently have the largest jury verdict in Pennsylvania for medical malpractice. Contact our firm to speak with a skilled attorney and learn how we can handle your case.

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