Medication errors of different sorts can cause serious harm to patients, including toxicity, damage to kidneys, nerve damage or brain injury. A fundamental responsibility of a prescribing physician — and a pharmacist — is to screen a patient for other medications that he or she may be taking. Dangerous drug interactions are largely preventable through proper investigation.
If you have been injured due to a medication error in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, talk to a Philadelphia lawyer for drug interaction cases from The Colleran Firm. We offer a free consultation to explain your rights and options. Contact us online today.
Just as alcohol and certain drugs can result in lethal combinations, so, too, certain drugs in combination can cause great harm to patients. Besides watching for known drug interaction hazards, doctors should also be on the alert for unexpected poor reactions by particular patients to various combinations of prescription drugs. Everyone’s body is unique, and allergic reactions to medications, or combinations of medications, are always a possibility.
Our lawyers represent consumers and patients who have been injured or family members who have lost loved ones because doctors, nurses, hospitals or pharmacists did not properly prevent harmful drug interactions.
A drug interaction case can have devastating consequences. Failure to hold doctors and pharmacists responsible can make all the difference in a patient’s well-being. We at The Colleran Firm take our responsibility to our medical malpractice clients very seriously. Our trial attorneys are prepared to do the hard work that is necessary to recover compensation for people harmed by medication errors.
To schedule a free consultation with a Philadelphia lawyer about a medication error or pharmaceutical error, please call (215) 972-8000 today.