Pharmaceutical Errors

Medical science has advanced to the point where many of us trust the drugs doctors prescribe us implicitly. We trust that the pharmaceutical drugs are safe for us. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Every year, about 1.3 million people in the United States are injured because of problems with the drugs they were prescribed. According to some studies, the annual number of deaths associated with pharmaceutical drugs is well into the thousands.

If you or someone you love has been injured because of medication prescribed by a doctor, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The Phoenix personal injury attorneys of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. may be able to help you fight to get the money you need. Contact us today by calling 800-763-0964.

Common Causes

The causes of pharmaceutical errors vary dramatically. Some of the most common are:

  • Hard-to-read doctor handwriting
  • A misdiagnosis of the illness
  • A misunderstanding of the drug being prescribed
  • An incomplete knowledge of the patient’s medical history, leading to allergic reactions to drugs
  • Administering the right drug to the wrong patient
  • Improperly administering an intravenous drug
  • Accidentally administering the wrong drug

The effects of negative drug reactions can be extreme. At best, it could delay the treatment of the actual illness. At worse, it can cause severe illness and death.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been injured by a doctor-prescribed medication, the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally may be able to help. Contact us today by calling 800-763-0964.

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