Phoenix Medical Malpractice Lawyers
The main ways that prescription drugs may be harmful are through adverse side effects or prescription errors. Physicians sometimes make the following errors when prescribing medication:
- Wrong drug for treatment
- Deprivation of a drug essential for recovery
- Illegible handwriting for a prescription order
- Failure to consider interaction with other drugs being taken
- Failure to consider a patient’s known allergies
- Wrong dosage resulting in over or under-medication
Instead of clarifying a prescription order, a pharmacist may mistake one drug for another, especially if the doctor’s handwriting is illegible.
Many drugs have very similar names, which creates confusion even when written orders are clear. All parties, the doctor, pharmacy, and pharmaceutical company may be responsible for such an error.
Aside from physician and pharmacy error, over the past years drug companies have released numerous medications that cause harmful side affects. Some common medications subject to medical malpractice lawsuits include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Ortho Evra
Our medical malpractice lawyer would be happy to speak with you personally about your potential case; the initial consultation is free. If you are unable to travel, a personal injury lawyer can visit you in the hospital or at your home. Call 480-898-9700 or contact Tobler Law online.