PRESCRIPTION DRUG INJURY ATTORNEYS IN LOS ANGELES
Prescription drugs are taken by patients for many different medical conditions, and nearly half of the U.S. population takes at least one prescription drug daily. When a patient needs medication, either on an ongoing basis or to cure a temporary ailment, there are generally two providers involved in that process: the prescribing doctor and the pharmacy.
How Prescription Drug Injuries Occur
Most of the time, problems do not arise in this chain of events; however in certain circumstances, errors can be made on either end of the chain. More specifically, doctors can write a prescription for the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of the medication. By the same token, a pharmacy can dispense the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of the medication.
What Happens with Prescription Drug Injuries?
When a patient is prescribed an inappropriate medication, or an inappropriate dosage of a medication, whether the error rests with the prescribing doctor or the pharmacy, someone is to blame.
Some of the injuries a patient may experience when prescribed an inappropriate medication or an incorrect dosage of a medication are:
- Difficulty breathing
- Blood clots
- Heart attack
- Increased risk of suicide
Recover Damages from Your Prescription Drug Injury
When you are a victim of a prescription drug injury, you may be entitled to recover damages you suffered while undergoing care for that injury. Some of these damages may include:
- Past, present and future medical bills related to the injury
- Lost past and future wages while you deal with the injury and its after-effects
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Compensation for wrongful death
Get Help from Experienced Prescription Drug Injuries Attorneys
If you or a loved one has experienced injuries due to a prescription drug error – whether that is on the part of a prescribing doctor or the pharmacy – contact The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D., Esq. for a free consultation on your case by calling 310-289-2600.