PrescriptionErrors

Protection When You’ve Been Harmed by a Mediation Mix-Up

Help for medical malpractice victims in Nashville, Knoxville and Gallatin

One of the most preventable forms of medical malpractices comes in the form of a prescription error. This is because our medical charts and histories are recorded and made readily available for any doctor who chooses to see them. When a medical professional or a pharmacist makes a prescription error because of his or her own negligence, it is you who stands to lose the most.

The Rocky McElhaney Law Firm holds medical professionals and pharmacists accountable for their negligence when it comes to prescription mistakes. Since our inception, we have focused exclusively on protecting the rights of the injured, and have helped clients from Tennessee and across the United States obtain the justice they deserve and the compensation they need in order to move forward.

Prescription errors made by medical personnel

As a patient, you have the right to expect a certain level of care from your doctor. You place your trust in him or her to follow certain protocols when it comes to prescriptions. Yet every year, people are injured or made ill because of:

  • A mistake in the dosage amount
  • A mistake in which medication was prescribed v. which medication should have been described
  • Using a prescription drug for an “off label” reason
  • Illegible handwriting on the script
  • A failure to warn patients about potential side effects
  • A failure to read a person’s chart or medical history carefully enough

Errors like these are born of inattentiveness or carelessness, and can lead to an exacerbated or prolonged illness; in some cases, medication mix ups have led to new and more serious health concerns.

Pharmacist negligence

Lawsuits involving defective drugs or medical devices are all over the news, and hearing about a major drug manufacturer issuing a recall has, sadly, become rather commonplace in today’s world. But pharmacists are also required to attend to a patient’s needs, and you have the right to expect that they will perform their duties with the highest level of care. Negligence can occur if a pharmacist:

  • Fills a pill bottle with the wrong medication
  • Forgets to add warning labels to a pill bottle
  • Gives a patient someone else’s medication
  • Alters or changes the dosage amount for the prescription
  • Substitutes one brand of medication for another

Whether your medication mix up was the result of doctor negligence or pharmacist error, you want RML on your side. We have the skills, the experience and the resources to build a case designed with your best interest at heart. If you are suffering because of a prescription mistake, or if your loved one has paid the ultimate price, do not hesitate to call the lawyers who know how to win a medical malpractice case.

Protecting the rights of patients harmed by prescription errors in Tennessee

Your medication is supposed to heal you, not harm you. At the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, we offer relentless representation and compassionate counsel for all medical malpractice victims in Nashville, Knoxville, and Gallatin and around the state. To schedule your free initial consultation, please call 888.619.4765 or fill out our contact form.