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Connecticut Medication Error Attorney

Claims Involving Medication Mistakes

We trust our doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide us with the highest quality care. When they fail to do this, the consequences can be catastrophic or, in the most tragic of cases, fatal. This is especially true when it comes to the administration of medications and pharmaceutical drugs.

If you believe that you or someone you love was the victim of a medication error, you could have grounds for a medical malpractice claim—and Carter Mario Law Firm can help. Since 1989, our firm has successfully represented numerous clients in complex medical malpractice and negligence claims. Our dedicated Connecticut medication error attorneys understand how to investigate these cases and are ready to fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. We strive to hold negligent medical providers accountable and help innocent victims secure the financial resources they need to get back on their feet.

If you would like to speak to one of our attorneys about your medication error claim, do not hesitate to contact us at (203) 571-3858 and request a free, no-obligation consultation.

Types of Medication Errors

While medications can ease pain and reduce symptoms, they can also be harmful. If your healthcare provider delivers medication incorrectly, you may develop serious complications.

The most common types of medication errors include:

  • Improper Dosage: Dosages must be appropriate to a patient’s weight, age, and symptoms. If a dosage is too high or too low, patients can develop severe side effects and health problems.
  • Incorrect Prescription: When patients receive the wrong medications, their health problems may get worse. Taking unnecessary or incorrect medication may cause additional problems.
  • Harmful Interaction: Many types of medications can interact with each other. Interacting medications can cancel each other out or amplify each other, thus resulting in dangerous side effects.

These and other medication errors can have serious, lasting implications for patients, ranging from worsened symptoms and conditions to delayed treatment, infection, illness, and death.

How Do Medication Errors Happen?

It can be difficult to imagine how a medication mistake could occur. After all, doctors, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers are specifically trained to administer medications properly and safely. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.

Some of the most common causes of medication errors include:

  • Poor communication
  • Misread prescriptions
  • Mis-filled prescriptions
  • Lack of knowledge regarding drug interactions
  • Insufficient training or inexperience
  • Misinterpreting drug abbreviations
  • Medications that sound/look alike

These and other causes of medication mistakes can often be classified as medical negligence. While mistakes can happen, there is no excuse for mistakes like these that put patients’ lives at risk. If you believe you were the victim of a medication error, Carter Mario Law Firm can help you fight to hold the at-fault person or party accountable.

Damages in Medication Error Cases

Because the consequences of medication errors—from negative drug interactions to life-threatening side effects—can be so severe, victims often suffer a range of physical, emotional, and financial losses.

Depending on the exact circumstances of your case, our Connecticut medication error attorneys can help you seek compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical bills associated with additional treatment/care
  • Future medical care costs
  • Current and future lost income/wages
  • Lost or reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

In Connecticut, there are no caps on economic or non-economic damages in medical malpractice claims. This means that your recovery is not limited by any state laws. Our attorneys can help you understand your rights and can build a case aimed at maximizing your recovery.

How Carter Mario Law Firm Can Help

If you or a loved one were harmed by a prescription error, the medication error attorneys at Carter Mario Law Firm can answer your questions and guide you through the claims process. Medical malpractice and negligence cases, including those involving medication errors, are often very complex. It’s important that you have a powerful and experienced legal team on your side that can defend your rights and protect your best interests.

We offer a Zero-Fee Warranty, meaning you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless/until we recover compensation for you. We are also available to travel to you if your injuries prevent you from coming to our office.

At Carter Mario Law Firm, we are committed to the highest standards of client service, responsiveness, and ethical representation. When you trust your case to our team, you can rest assured that you are in good hands. We are ready to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Give us a call at (203) 571-3858 or submit an online contact form today to schedule your free consultation.

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