Medication errors occur every day, resulting in over thousands of injuries and deaths each year across our country. Medication errors are commonly the result of physician negligence, nurse error, and pharmacy mistakes; however, they can also be caused by manufacturing errors by a pharmaceutical company or when medical personnel fail to review a patient’s medical history or check for dangerous drug interactions.
Regardless of how a preventable medication error arises, those responsible should be held liable when a patient is injured (or dies) because of their negligence. At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we seek justice and maximum financial compensation on behalf of residents of Abingdon and the surrounding communities for injuries caused by medication errors.
Call our office today to schedule a free consultation with experienced Abingdon medication error lawyer Mark Hurt. Mark will take the time to listen to the facts of your case, answer your questions, explain your legal options, and fight tenaciously in seeking the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
How Much Does an Experienced Abingdon Medication Error Lawyer Cost?
As a Virginia medication error attorney with decades of legal experience, Mark Hurt has witnessed firsthand the financial devastation that can stem from a prescription drug injury. Not only does a debilitating injury or wrongful death affect the victim, but it can also significantly impact an entire family.
For this reason, we represent injured clients on contingency, meaning we do not charge a fee unless we successfully recover compensation. Further, we advance litigation expenses while a case is ongoing, and such costs are typically fully covered by a settlement or jury award. You should be focused on your health and family – not on financing the costs of your injury lawsuit.
How Are Medication Errors Commonly Caused?
There are many different types of medication errors, but some of the most common involve:
- A doctor prescribing the wrong medication based upon a patient’s needs
- A doctor prescribing the wrong dose
- A pharmacist filling a prescription with the wrong drug
- A pharmacist filling a prescription with the wrong drug dosage
- Providing the wrong directions for using a drug, or failing to provide the correct directions
- Dangerous drug interactions – failing to take into account other drugs that the patient may be taking
- Mislabeling of a drug
- Failing to consider a patient’s medical history when prescribing a drug
- Failing to warn of commonly known side effects
- Providing a drug that is unreasonably dangerous
If you were injured or lost a loved one because of a medication error, including physician malpractice, pharmacist error, or a mistake by another medical professional, you should consult with our experienced Abingdon medication error attorney right away to discuss your legal options, as you may be entitled to significant compensation.
What Types of Damages May Be Available in a Medication Error Case?
The impact of a medication error can range from minimal to fatal, depending on the severity of the error. If you suspect that you or a loved one received the incorrect prescription drug or a bad medication, we encourage you to immediately call your pharmacist and physician. If you believe you suffered an injury, we also welcome you to contact our office to schedule a free consultation with experienced Abingdon medication error lawyer Mark Hurt.
You may be entitled to damages for all injuries and damages that you suffered, including (but not limited to) those for:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
- Loss of Consortium
If a family member died as the result of a medication error, your family may also be entitled to significant damages for your loss.
Who Could Be Liable for a Medication Error in Virginia?
Depending on the facts surrounding a medication error, multiple parties may be liable for an injury, including:
- Hospice Workers
- Other Medical Professionals
- Pharmaceutical Companies
- Drug Manufacturers
- Nursing Homes
It is critical to identify all liable parties, as this typically provides the best chances of securing full and fair compensation for long-term care and permanent injuries. For example, an individual may not have the means to cover lifetime healthcare costs for a disabled victim, but a hospital’s or pharmacy’s insurance policy may cover such expenses.
At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we diligently investigate the circumstances surrounding prescription drug injuries to ensure that no stone is left unturned in identifying all liable parties.
Call Our Office to Schedule a Free Consultation with An Experienced Abingdon Medication Error Injury Lawyer.
Medical providers and facilities, pharmacists, and pharmaceutical companies all have a duty to ensure that prescription drugs are safely administered to patients, whether at the manufacturing, prescribing, or administration phases. When these parties fail to uphold their legal obligations, and a patient is harmed, they may be liable for any damages resulting from an injury.
If you or a loved one was injured (or died) because of a preventable medication error, call our office to schedule a free consultation. Abingdon prescription drug error attorney Mark Hurt will do everything in his power in seeking to ensure that you receive the full and fair compensation you and your family deserve.
We hired Mr. Hurt to help settle a worker’s comp injury case for my husband. Mark, Bart, and Mary worked tirelessly to resolve his case and reach a settlement we were pleased with. They were always available to answer questions and returned calls in a timely manner.