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New York City Medication Error Attorney

Legal Representation for Victims of Medication Errors

Doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and other medical professionals receive many years of training to properly administer medication to their patients. When these medical professionals make a mistake, the medication errors may cause serious injuries or even death.

At Frekhtman & Associates, our experienced New York City medication error attorneys have dedicated their careers to helping people faced with such serious medical malpractice issues.

How Often Do Medication Errors Happen?

Clinicians have access to a huge array of more than 10,000 prescription medications, and nearly one-third of adults in the United States take 5 or more medications. This has lead to a great many improvements in the lives of people, however, it has also increased the likelihood of mistakes occurring concerning the distribution and dosage of medications, called adverse drug reactions, or ADE for short.

ADEs account for nearly 700,000 emergency department visits and 100,000 hospitalizations each year. About one-third of adverse events in hospitalizations include drug-related harm, leading to longer hospital stays and greater expense. The National Academy of Medicine estimated that there are 400,000 preventable adverse drug events in hospitals each year. One-fifth of patients discharged from a hospital have a drug-related complication after returning home, many of which are preventable.

What Are The Most Common Types of Prescription Errors?

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There are many different types of medication errors, some of the most common types of prescription mistakes include:

  • Prescription error involving a doctor prescribing the wrong drug or medication
  • Prescription error involving a pharmacist filling the prescription with the wrong medication or drug
  • Prescription error involving a doctor prescribing the wrong dose of a drug or medication
  • Prescription error involving a pharmacist filling the prescription with the wrong dosage of medication or drug
  • Prescription error involving providing the wrong directions for the drug or medication
  • Prescription error involving providing the wrong person with the medication or drug
  • Prescription error involving an improper combination of medication or drugs

What Types of Medication Error Cases Does Frekhtman & Associates Handle?

Medication errors can take many different forms. Some of the most common medical malpractice cases we handle involving medication errors include:

  • Prescribing the wrong medication to patients
  • Dangerous allergic reactions caused by improper drug combinations
  • Administering the wrong medication to patients
  • Drug overdoses caused by patients receiving too high a dosage

What Are The Most Commonly Over-Prescribed Medications?

The most commonly abused prescription drugs fall into three categories: Opioids (pain relievers), depressants, and stimulants. The most commonly over-prescribed medications include:

  • Xanax
  • Narcotics
  • Norco
  • Zocor
  • Hydrocodone
  • Lortab
  • Relaxation and anxiety medications
  • OxyContin

Our NYC attorneys know how to look for potential medication errors and how to hold doctors accountable for their mistakes. We will seek full and fair compensation on your behalf.

Why should I hire New York medication error attorneys Frekhtman & Associates?

Medication error cases in New York City can be extremely complicated. When these cases happen, injury victims and their families often face a tough legal battle against NY hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and the insurance companies that represent them.

That’s why it’s critical you have an experienced New York medical misdiagnosis lawyer on your side like Frekhtman & Associates. We know how to investigate these cases. We hire our own qualified medical experts whose knowledge and experience can give us another opinion of the medical records. Depending on the circumstances, our team may look at medical charts, prescriptions, and other evidence to support your medication error claim.

We know what facts to look for to support your claim. We understand how to put together evidence into rock-solid cases. That means preparing chronologies, timelines, medical illustrations, and other demonstrative exhibits for use at trial.

We are proud of our case results because we know the money we obtain for injury victims and their families makes a dramatic difference in their lives.

We assure you that our experienced New York City attorneys will work tirelessly on your case. We promise we will explore every possible legal avenue. We promise we will communicate clearly with you every step of the way.

When you contact us, your case will receive unparalleled personal attention. We meticulously investigate every legal matter. This detail-oriented approach allows us to build strong, effective court cases designed to win.

We have numerous attorney offices throughout New York City that specializes in personal injury and malpractices cases. We offer a free consultation and a No Win, No Fee model. That means it costs you nothing for us to review your case and you don’t owe us a dime unless we get you compensation. Give us a call now.