Atlanta Medication Error Lawyer

Millions of people take prescribed medications on a daily basis to treat various health conditions. Our Atlanta medication error lawyers know the importance of prescribing patients the correct medication in the proper dosage.

When it comes to prescribing and administering medication, there’s not much room for error. We have seen the damage that a medication error can do to a patient.    

If you’ve been the victim of a medication error in Atlanta, Georgia, you may be entitled to significant damages. To get the compensation you deserve, you need a top-rated law firm like Malone Law in your corner fighting for you. Call our Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys at (770) 390-7550 or contact us online for a free consultation so we can begin assessing your claim. 

How Malone Law Can Help You Get Compensation for a Medication Error in Atlanta, GA

How Malone Law Can Help You Get Compensation for a Medication Error in Atlanta, GA

Dealing with the fallout of a medication mistake is stressful. As though the physical consequences aren’t enough, it may be causing you financial turmoil as well. Fortunately, you don’t have to feel like you’re alone in fighting for justice. Our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers are just a phone call away.   

When Malone Law takes on your medication error case, we’ll diligently prepare your case for settlement negotiation or trial by: 

  • Conducting our own thorough investigation into the error
  • Analyzing critical evidence, such as your medical records
  • Working with medical experts who can help explain what went wrong and why
  • Identifying every person who was responsible for the error so we can hold them responsible 

A medication error is a serious form of medical malpractice that requires a powerful legal response. We can’t undo the mistake, but we can offer you a fighting chance to get the compensation you need to correct the harmful effects of the error. 

Call Malone Law today if you think your healthcare providers committed a medication error. We’ll level the playing field for you by protecting you against the insurance company’s bad faith efforts to limit or deny your financial recovery. 

How Do Atlanta Medication Errors Happen?

A medication error is a preventable error that can result in the misuse of medication that causes harm to the patient. One of the things that makes medication errors so tragic is that they shouldn’t have happened in the first place.     

The danger of medication mistakes is ever present because they can occur at any point during the manufacturing, prescription, dispensation, or administering processes. 

For example, they could occur if the medication is:

  • Mislabeled
  • Prescribed in the wrong dosage
  • Dispensed from a machine with the wrong medication
  • Dispensed from a machine in which the safeguards have been overridden
  • Prescribed to a patient without assessing possible drug interactions
  • Stored improperly

Medication errors are common, and they must be taken seriously. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) reports that it receives more than 100,000 complaints each year related to a suspected medication error.

These errors can result in a range of serious adverse drug events. Those include allergic reactions, anaphylactic shock, brain damage, and organ damage or failure, just to name a few. In worst-case scenarios, negligence resulting in a medication error can lead to death.   

You trust your healthcare providers to be meticulous in overseeing your medical care. When they prescribe you medication, you hope that it makes your condition better, not worse. If you think you’ve been injured or someone you love has died because of an Atlanta medication error, reach out to Malone Law so we can start investigating your case. 

Types of Damages You Can Recover for a Medication Error in Georgia

Getting compensated for your injuries caused by a medication error will be difficult if you try it on your own. You must first prove that the medication mistake was made negligently, then you must prove you suffered damages as a result of the error.

Injuries caused by someone else’s negligence, including those caused by medication errors, can result in both physical and emotional harm. That’s why Georgia law allows for both economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic damages compensate you for your financial losses caused by the medication error. These may include your past and future medical expenses, lost income, and loss of earning capacity. 

On the other hand, non-economic damages cover your non-pecuniary losses such as your pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, and other damages that are not easily calculable.  

Malone Law has been helping catastrophic injury victims get justice for more than 50 years. In the process, we’ve recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. We know what it takes to get you full and fair compensation for all of your injuries.

Reach out to our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers to schedule a free case evaluation of your medication error. We’ll go over all the facts with you, scrutinize your medical records, and give you an honest and straightforward assessment of your legal rights. 

Schedule a Free Consultation With an Atlanta Medication Error Attorney

When it comes to manufacturing, prescribing, and administering medication to patients, medical providers have to ensure they get it right the first time. Preventable mistakes like medication errors can make your health condition much worse and create new serious injuries. 

Malone Law is standing by to talk to you if you were harmed by a medication error. You have legal rights, and we can help you assert them by holding the negligent parties accountable. You have questions, and we have answers, so call our medical malpractice attorneys in Atlanta to schedule your free and confidential evaluation.