Drug Administration Errors

San Diego Medication Errors Attorney

Drug Administration Injury Lawyer

An error in the administration of a drug can have serious health consequences. Most people who take prescription medications have no choice but to trust their doctor, nurse or pharmacist. When any of these health care professionals makes a mistake — by administering the wrong medication, filling the wrong prescription, or overdosing — a patient can become seriously ill or suffer fatal injuries.

At the Law Offices of Scott S. Harris, APLC, I represent clients throughout Southern California who have been affected by drug administration errors. If your or a loved one's health has been affected by a medication error, contact my law office to schedule a free initial consultation.

Examples of Drug Administration Errors

My law firm represents individuals who have been injured or made ill, and the family members who have been fatally injured by a medication error. We represent clients who have experienced the following:

  • Pharmacy errors — A pharmacist may prescribe two drugs that react dangerously when taken together. Failure to anticipate the synergistic effects of two or more drugs can seriously injure a patient. This is especially problematic for patients taking psychiatric medications, where two or more psychoactive drugs may react adversely with each other.
  • Overdoses — A drug overdose can occur in a hospital setting, in a nursing home, due to a pharmacy error, or in any other situation where a prescription medication is being administered or prescribed.
  • PCA pain pump overdoses — When a patient-controlled pain pump is improperly programmed, a serious drug overdose could occur.
  • Prescription errors — Although more and more prescriptions are being processed electronically, illegible handwriting can contribute to the incorrect medicine being prescribed.

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Contact a San Diego Medication Error Lawyer

To learn more about your legal options following a drug administration error, contact my law firm to schedule a free initial consultation. Call my law office today at 619-573-6034, or toll free 866-934-2432.