Prescription medication mistakes cost lives. Let Siegfried and Jensen’s Utah based medical malpractice lawyers help you.
Prescription drugs have the potential to enhance health and save lives. When prescribed in improper doses or in dangerous combinations, however, they can cause severe physical or mental reactions than may require hospitalization or even result in death. Medical professionals who administer harmful amounts or combinations of drugs —or the wrong drug— may be liable for medical malpractice.
Some of the most common prescribing errors include: confusing drugs with similar names; ignoring allergies to medications; failing to consider the weight and age of a patient; failing to obtain complete patient information; failing to stay current on drug warnings; failing to accurately communicate drug prescriptions (including poor handwriting); failing to properly label medication; misusing abbreviations, zeroes, and decimal points in prescriptions; and prescribing too much of a medication.
You Need An Attorney Who’ll Fight For You and Your Family
Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits are about keeping our families and communities safe.
Victims of medication mistakes have a right to monetary compensation (a settlement) for medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, diminished earning capacity, lost income, and other costs and losses.
But lawsuits that hold healthcare providers accountable for prescribing or giving the wrong medicine do more than help the victims and their families — they help make our families and our communities safer by making sure that the medical care we all receive meets minimal quality standards.
Help protect your loved ones. Hold wrongdoers accountable for their negligence.
Finding the Right Utah Medical Malpractice Attorney For You
Count on Siegfried and Jensen’s experienced medical malpractice lawyers to fight for you.
If you’ve been injured as a result of medication errors, you should talk to a medical malpractice attorney immediately. Medical malpractice cases can be very complex, and it takes specialized legal and medical expertise to prove liability on the part of the healthcare provider. In addition, your claim must be filed within a certain period of time after the injury happened. If you wait beyond this “statute of limitations”, you will not be able to file a legal claim.
When you work with our experienced injury attorneys, you can expect the best:
- We’ll answer your questions and address your concerns throughout the entire process.
- We’ll pull together the information needed to build your case, including medical records, insurance policies, expert testimony, etc.
- We’ll make sure that everybody plays by the rules and treats you fairly.
- We’ll help you get what you need to rebuild your life and move forward.
If you or a loved one has been hurt by medical malpractice, contact Siegfried and Jensen today for a free, no pressure consultation or for more information.