Victims of Medication Errors
Oklahoma City Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Did you receive the wrong medicine or the wrong dose? An attorney at the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote can help you in filing a medical malpractice claim against the responsible medical professional, hospital or pharmacy.
When is a medication error considered to be a form of medical malpractice? A patient who has suffered serious side effects or has been injured due to a medication error may have grounds for a malpractice lawsuit if a medical professional failed to provide a standard level of care in prescribing, administering or dispensing medication. A claim may also be filed if a doctor misdiagnosed a patient and therefore prescribed the wrong medication. In a situation where a patient received the wrong medication or the right medication in the wrong dosage amount, he or she may have grounds for a lawsuit if physical and/or emotional injury resulted. It will be up to your attorney to fully investigate the matter and secure sufficient evidence for a compelling case.
Have you suffered from a medication error in Oklahoma City?
Medication errors are one of the most common types of medical malpractice. Most of the time, a medication error will have little effect on a patient, perhaps leading to discomfort or being discovered before it can cause any real harm. In some situations, however, a patient may suffer from serious side effects or may even lose his or her life. Permanent organ damage and lifelong disabilities may be caused by:
- The wrong medication;
- The wrong dose;
- A medication to which the patient has a known allergy; or
- A medication which reacts violently to another medicine the patient is already taking.
Take action today and seek justice against the party responsible for your medication errors. For a free consultation please contact an Oklahoma City medication error attorney from the Law Offices of Stipe & Belote at our firm.