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Massachusetts Prescription Error Attorneys

Reportedly, 7,000 to 9,000 individuals die in the United States due to prescription errors each year. Giving patients medication at the incorrect time or missing a dose were the most common mistakes. Ultimately medical professionals should anticipate prescription errors. When they fail to do their due diligence, they allow their patients to suffer. 

Anyone who has been injured or lost a loved one due to a prescription error should consider seeking compensation for their losses with the assistance of the medical malpractice lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law. We have handled a broad spectrum of medical malpractice lawsuits over the years and can give you the devoted representation you need. Reach out to our firm by calling (617) 391-9001 or filling out our contact form.

Who Is the Most Vulnerable to Prescription Errors?

Children, the elderly, and those with a limited command of the English language are especially vulnerable to prescription errors. However, anyone who must take medication is susceptible to experiencing a prescription error. 

A significant number of Americans rely on at least one prescription drug, meaning there is ample potential for error. The number of people on medication and the number of medications each person may be taking will only rise as the American population ages.

How Do Massachusetts Prescription Errors Occur?

Prescription errors can occur in various ways, but a breakdown in communication causes a considerable amount. Breakdowns in communication might occur between the patient and doctor, the doctor and pharmacist, or the pharmacist and patient. 

The following are common examples of negligent actions performed by medical professionals that lead to prescription errors:

  • Failing to examine the prescription’s potential unfavorable interactions with other medications the patient is taking
  • Giving the patient someone else’s medication
  • Labeling the patient’s prescription correctly while giving them the incorrect drug
  • Not identifying the patient’s drug allergies and prescribing something that could have an allergic reaction to
  • Overprescribing the patient’s medication
  • Prescribing the incorrect medication after mixing up medications with similar names

Patients who cannot stand up for themselves or who have difficulty communicating in English are more likely to be victims of drug errors. Know that you are not alone if a prescription error has harmed you or a loved one, and you shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences of someone else’s mistake. Reach out to a reliable team of Massachusetts prescription error attorneys to start seeking compensation.

What Are the Most Common Consequences of Prescription Errors in Massachusetts?

Medical malpractice can take numerous forms, and failure to correctly deliver medication to a patient is one of the most common blunders a healthcare worker may make. Prescription drug errors are particularly harmful because, while patients expect medication to help them feel better, the wrong medication may make them feel worse. 

Serious harm can come from prescription errors, such as:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Congenital disabilities
  • Blood clots
  • Brain damage
  • Death
  • Digestive problems
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver disease
  • Muscular injuries
  • Strokes

Healthcare practitioners should be trustworthy and committed to acting ethically. If you have suffered because of a prescription medicine error, you may be able to hold those responsible for your care accountable through legal action. Consider talking to an experienced prescription error lawyer in Massachusetts about filing a suit against the medical professionals responsible for mismanaging your prescription.

Why Should You Hire Sweeney Merrigan Law’s Team of Legal Professionals?

Our core medical malpractice team includes attorneys Ben Novotny, Kim Ridge, Kyle Camilleri, and medical records reviewer Amy Nichols. Every team member has been honored for their dedication to their clients and impeccable skill. To begin, Attorney Novotny is a partner at Sweeney Merrigan Law, where he has helped clients recover over $200 million.

Attorney Ridge focuses on instances involving personal injury and medical negligence. She was designated a Super Lawyers’ Rising Star for 2021 because she is a tireless advocate who battles for every penny her clients deserve. Lawyer Camilleri is a trial lawyer who has represented clients in various personal injury cases and is skilled at responding to the demands of each practice area.

Speak With a Knowledgeable Massachusetts Prescription Error Lawyer Today

Medical malpractice cases can be complicated. Due to the intricacy of the litigation, they may take a long time to resolve. Working with a Massachusetts prescription error lawyer with a proven track record is essential. Our firm is dedicated to obtaining the best possible result for our clients, and we have recovered millions of dollars as a result of our efforts.

Top Massachusetts medical malpractice lawyers from Sweeney Merrigan Law have helped clients recover millions of dollars in compensation. Call (617) 391-9001 or fill out our contact form to learn more about what our firm can do for you.