Ensuring patients receive the medications they need is among the most critical responsibilities of doctors, pharmacists, and other such professionals. A patient’s condition could worsen if they don’t receive a needed medication. Sometimes, taking the wrong medication could even result in harm to a patient.

A Honolulu prescriptions and medication error attorney at the law offices of Jed Kurzban, Esq. may be able to help you secure financial compensation if you’ve been harmed as a result of this type of critical mistake. Review your case at our firm to learn more about your options.

Common Reasons for Prescription Errors and Medication Errors

Medication errors can occur for several potential reasons. The following are some noteworthy examples:

  • The names of two medications are similar, resulting in confusion
  • A pharmacist can’t properly read a doctor’s handwriting
  • A physician misdiagnoses a patient’s condition, causing them to prescribe the wrong medication
  • A doctor doesn’t account for a patient’s medical history when prescribing a medication

Honolulu Prescriptions and Medication Errors: Potential Consequences

The consequences you might experience if a physician prescribes the wrong medication or a pharmacist accidentally misreads a prescription include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Not receiving proper treatment for an illness or injury
  • Experiencing an allergic reaction to a medication
  • Experiencing an adverse reaction due to a medication interacting with a drug or supplement you already take
  • Experiencing an adverse reaction due to taking a medication that poses a danger to someone with your medical history
  • Not taking enough of a medication to properly treat a condition
  • Taking too much of a medication

Those are just a few examples. While you’ll hopefully never face such consequences of a medical professional’s negligence, if this has happened, you may be able to receive compensation for your damages. You might also be eligible for compensation if a loved one died as a result of a prescription or medication error.

How a Honolulu Prescriptions and Medication Errors Attorney Can Help

If you’ve been a victim of a prescription or medication error, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit to seek compensation for such losses/damages as:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering and other such non-economic losses

If a medication error resulted in the passing of a loved one, you could potentially file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit to seek compensation for:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of a loved one’s income and benefits
  • Loss of companionship and similar damages

Just be aware that proving a medical professional was unreasonably negligent can require conducting a thorough investigation and gathering substantial evidence. If you fail to gather strong evidence supporting your claim, an insurance company could deny it.

Guard against this by seeking legal representation. A qualified Honolulu prescriptions and medication error lawyer could assist you by:

  • Leveraging a firm’s resources to investigate your case
  • Filing a claim or lawsuit by a deadline
  • Determining how much compensation might represent an appropriate settlement
  • Negotiating with an insurance company

At the law office of Jed Kurzban, Esq., we have significant experience representing clients like yourself. That’s the type of expertise you need on your side if you’ve been the victim of a prescription or medication error. For more information about what we can do for you, contact us online or call us at 808-736-5035.

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