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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
  • Stroke
  • Depression
  • Increased risk of suicide
  • Death

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.

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