Compensation for Medical Malpractice
Trusting the judgment of a medical professional is something we all take for granted. If you are suffering from an injury from medication errors, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical malpractice injuries. Contact our Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorneys to hold the negligent parties accountable.
Compensation for Medical Malpractice | Examples
According to the Food and Drug Administration, medication errors can cause at least one death every day and injure approximately 1.3 million people annually in the United States. Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorneys Morgenstern & Herd, PLLC represents victims of prescription medication errors in Florida who have received:
- The wrong drug
- The wrong dose
- The wrong concentration
- A drug that was administered too quickly
- The wrong method for administering of the drug
- A prescription from a physician unaware of the other medications the patient was taking at the same time
- No warning from the pharmacy to protect patients from an expected drug interaction risk
Compensation for Medical Malpractice | Proving a Claim
Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorney Betsey Herd knows errors come during the prescribing process as well as in the writing of prescriptions. Any step in filling a prescription can generate errors, and many of these errors are preventable. Sources of errors include:
- Poor handwriting on prescriptions
- Similar-sounding names of prescription drugs
- Confusion about correct dosage amounts and instructions
- Confusing labeling and package content on both over-the-counter and prescription drugs
- Use of abbreviations
Our clients benefit from Betsey Herd’s former profession in healthcare management and current career as a skilled Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorney. She tenaciously defends your rights against negligence from:
Compensation for Medical Malpractice | Choosing an Attorney
Experience matters most. You aren’t just looking for an attorney with plenty of court time and peer recommendations, either, though these things are important. Generally, an attorney with some medical background will be more successful in Florida medical malpractice cases. All this information is available online, but you shouldn’t stop there. Remember that you may spend years working with this person. You should meet face-to-face before deciding. You need someone you can trust, someone you’re comfortable talking to, someone who won’t bully you into a course of action you don’t want to take, and, ideally, someone you like.
Contact our experienced Tampa medical malpractice attorneys today if you or a loved one has been a victim of a prescription medication error by a pharmacist. We also offer free initial consultations and preliminary case review.