A Tradition of Excellence

For over half a century, Malone Law has successfully represented clients in catastrophic personal injury cases.

Medication Errors

Prescription medication errors harm approximately 1.5 million Americans every year, according to the Institute of Medicine. Sadly, this fact is not too surprising given the fast-paced environment of many hospitals, clinics and pharmacies.

Malone Law has been representing Georgians who have been harmed as a result of medication errors for over 50 years. As pioneers in the field of medical malpractice law, we take great pride in skillfully handling complex cases and making a positive difference in the lives of our clients who have suffered as a result of a prescription error.

How Can These Errors Possibly Happen?

Although medication errors occur in different ways — including mistakes in the initial prescription or administration of the incorrect drug — medication errors most commonly involve dosage mistakes. Dosage errors can happen when:

  • The prescribing physician writes the wrong dosage on the prescription
  • The pharmacist dispenses the incorrect dosage
  • There has been an improper calculation of the proper dosage due to physician negligence or pharmacy error
  • In a hospital setting, the nurse administers the wrong drug amount
  • In cases where a machine administers the medication, the machine may malfunction and administer a dosage that is too large

In addition to situations involving dosage errors, our legal team has also successfully represented patients who have been injured due to:

  • Prescription errors — the doctor fails to prescribe the correct medication for the ailment at issue, or misdiagnoses the ailment and prescribes a drug the patient doesn’t need
  • Adverse drug interactions — Patients who take more than one prescription are at risk of taking drugs that adversely interact with each other.
  • Failure to recognize drug allergies — The prescribing physician fails to recognize a patient’s drug allergies and prescribes a medication that causes adverse effects.
  • Fulfillment mistakes — When in a hurry or inattentive, a pharmacist may fulfill a prescription with the wrong medication or misread the prescribing physician’s handwriting.

Experienced Atlanta Medication Error Attorneys

Despite the adoption of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems by many clinics, hospitals and doctors, errors in fulfilling medication prescriptions still persist — whether due to computer or human error, the results can be just as devastating.

At Malone Law, our team of dedicated professionals has the experience and knowledge necessary to gather the evidence necessary to build a strong case — whether a CPOE system has been used to fulfill a prescription or a prescription has been filled the old fashioned way.

With a reputation for excellence that reaches back over 50 years, the lawyers at Malone Law are here to help you recover from another’s negligence and put your life back together. Call us at 770-390-7550 or email us online to find out more about how we can help.

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Holding Wrongdoers Responsible

Malone Law is known for its willingness to take cases to trial when defendants refuse to accept responsibility for their actions — particularly in situations where death or devastating injuries have been caused by careless commercial trucking companies, sloppy health care and manufacturers of defective products. Tommy secured one of the first verdicts over a million dollars in Georgia history — a $1.2 million verdict in a 1982 jury trial against a trucking company involving the needless death of a 7-year-old girl. Throughout his career, Tommy continued achieving record verdicts, including a recent verdict of over $49 million against two careless trucking companies for causing a severe brain injury to a pre-med college student.

Likewise, Adam has continued this tradition and has broken his father's record verdict in their hometown of Albany with a $24.5 million verdict in a medical negligence case for a 14-year-old football player.

Making Our Hospitals & Roads Safer

In addition to the many multimillion-dollar recoveries we at Malone Law have obtained for our clients, we take pride in our ability to drive positive change in our community.

An inevitable result of many of the verdicts and settlements we obtain is system change to correct their actions to prevent similar harm from occurring to others in the future.

Our attorneys and staff work diligently to make life better for our clients as well as those in our community.

"Together we've been able to not only make a difference for our clients," says Adam, "but also do our part in helping to make roadways and hospitals safer for everyone."

Put a tradition of excellence on your side. From catastrophic motor vehicle accidents to devastating medical malpractice injuries, our team of dedicated professionals can help you get your life back on track. Contact our office in Atlanta by calling 770-390-7550 or by filling out our online contact form.

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