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Our Attorneys Recover for Medication Errors in Connecticut

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The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP) defines a medication error as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient or consumer.”

The Pickel Law Firm, LLC team has helped patients recover from injuries caused by medication errors for more than 65 years combined. We are dedicated to reaching justice in your case if a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or hospital contributed to your preventable injury or your loved one’s death in Stamford, Norwalk or our surrounding CT communities.

Causes of pharmaceutical mistakes in Connecticut

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that medication errors typically occur because of the following issues:

  • Poor communication
  • Misinterpreted handwriting
  • Drug name confusion
  • Confusing drug labels and packaging
  • Lack of employee knowledge
  • Lack of patient understanding about a drug’s directions

Correcting these matters takes minimal effort on the part of your medical providers and drug manufacturers. Yet, the repercussions for not doing so can be devastating.

Drug errors can result in serious or fatal injuries

The FDA reports that more than 7,000 people are killed every year in U.S. hospitals by medication mistakes. Many more thousands of patients are injured by carelessness of health professionals in prescribing, dispensing and administering drugs. According to the FDA, usually drug-related errors cannot be blamed on only one single person, but often involve several layers of problems — for example, a physician’s error in the choice of medication to prescribe and the hospital’s negligence for not implementing appropriate safeguards to prevent the administration of this dangerous wrong drug.

You may have a medical malpractice claim against multiple parties if you or your loved one suffered injuries from:

  • A dangerous or fatal overdose
  • Underdose that affected the drug’s efficacy
  • A pharmacist’s dispensing error
  • The wrong dose or type of drug administered to you
  • Harmful drug interactions
  • Allergic reactions to the medications
  • Your doctors’ failure to warn you about serious potential side effects
  • The nurse’s improper injection of a medication

For more information about pharmaceutical mistakes, contact our CT law firm

To discuss your rightful recovery after a medication error, call The Pickel Law Firm, LLC at 888.246.5128 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation. Our downtown Stamford office serves patients in Stamford, Greenwich, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Fairfield County and Connecticut, always on a contingency basis. Hablamos español.

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