Prescription medications are supposed to make you feel better. However, a medication error can make you much worse. The Food and Drug Administration reports that Medication errors result in an estimated 7,000 deaths per year in the U.S as well as hundreds of thousands of injuries. While some of these errors go unnoticed, the FDA estimates that an error occurs in one in five doses given to hospital patients.
Medication error cases can be very complex. Our firm has represented hundreds of patients and their families throughout Florida and the United States in cases against hospitals, pharmacies and medical providers.
Sadly, most medication errors could have easily been prevented if medical and pharmacy staff members had paid attention to proper procedures and precautions. The West Palm Beach medical malpractice lawyers at the law firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath encourage you to stay informed about your prescriptions. You can visit Public Citizen’s worstpills.org’s web site and keep track of your medications on their Drug Worksheet form.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a medication error, please contact a West Palm Beach medical malpractice attorney from the law offices of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath. Contact us today for a free assessment of your case.