Medication Error Attorneys in Columbus, OH
We can get you compensated for your medical mistake
Medication errors can have serious consequences. If you or a loved one has been prescribed or given the wrong medication, your medical condition can get significantly worse in a very short period of time. That’s why it’s critical that you seek immediate medical attention. It’s also important to talk to a medical malpractice lawyer to learn more about your legal rights.
Our Columbus medication error attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, know how to handle complex legal cases. That’s because we have years of experience dealing with medical malpractice claims. We thoroughly understand the state and federal laws governing medication errors in Ohio. We know how the justice system works, and we’re prepared to do the work that needs to be done to build the strongest possible legal case.
How are medication errors caused by medical malpractice?
Medication errors due to medical malpractice (mistakes made by medical professionals) happen for many different reasons, including:
- Misdiagnosis by medical professional
- Misreading medication labels
- Medication bottles mislabeled
- Misreading medical charts
- Failure by hospital to properly train staff members how to administer medications
- Lack of sleep, resulting in medical professionals making medication errors
Whatever the cause of your medication error, if a nurse, pharmacist or another medical professional made a mistake, our law firm can help you hold them accountable for their actions.
What are common medication errors?
Medication errors can cover a wide range. Some of the most common medication errors that result in serious injuries or medical complications include:
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Prescribing a medication that causes adverse side effects
- Prescribing a medication that reacts dangerously to another medication
- Prescribing the wrong medication dosage amount
- Giving the wrong medication to a patient
- Giving the wrong dosage amount to a patient
- Giving an expired medication to a patient
- Not giving a patient their medication
There’s no room for error when doctors, pharmacists, nurses or other medical professionals prescribe or administer medications. They need to clearly explain the risks and possible side effects to patients. They need to make sure there are no mistakes when giving prescription medications to patients. Otherwise, it’s the patient and their families that suffer.
What makes medication error cases so complicated?
Many medication error cases involving medical malpractice seem straightforward at first. A pharmacist, doctor or another health care professional made a mistake, resulting in a serious injury or dangerous drug reaction. Don’t assume your medical malpractice claim will be automatically approved. Complications often come up for many different reasons, including:
- The medical professional who made the medication error denies doing anything wrong.
- The medical professional who made the medication error claims you made the mistake.
- The medical professional or hospital refuses to cooperate with the investigation.
- An attorney representing the medical professional or hospital fights your claim.
- The insurance company representing the medical professional or hospital denies your medication error claim.
The stakes can often be very high in these cases. Depending on the severity of your injuries, the length of your recovery and many other factors, your medical malpractice medication error claim could be worth thousands or millions of dollars. Medical professionals know this. That’s why they often take a tough stance in these cases. They don’t intimidate us. We can fight back for you.
How can a medical malpractice lawyer help me with my medication error case?
When you have an experienced medication error attorney on your side, you can take a stand against whoever caused your injury. Our lawyers can help you in many different ways, including:
- Thoroughly investigate your claim
- Consult with medical experts if necessary
- Negotiate a settlement offer on your behalf
- File a medication error lawsuit if necessary
Some law firms avoid challenging legal cases. We thrive on them. That’s because we understand the seriousness of these cases. We also believe it’s important to hold medical professionals accountable for their mistakes. As your attorney, we can demand justice if you or a loved one was harmed by a medication error.
Hold medical professionals accountable for their actions
Don’t miss out on your opportunity for justice. In most cases, you have one year from the date of your injury in Ohio to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the medical professional who made the medication error. Contact Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC and learn more about your legal rights. We offer a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Columbus medication error lawyers. You can count on us when you need our help the most.