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Medical Malpractice—Prescription Errors

Our Tennessee medical malpractice lawyers can help

After seeking and obtaining medical treatment from a qualified professional, you hoped that your illness or condition would improve. However, it did not, and you cannot understand the reason why. If prescriptions were a part of your course of treatment, you may have to consider the possibility that you are a victim of a prescription error. This type of medical malpractice occurs all too frequently, and if not remedied quickly, can result in consequences that last a lifetime.

Examples of prescription errors

Prescription errors can be made by the healthcare provider writing the prescription, or the pharmacy employee who is responsible for filling it. The requested dosage of the medication can be misinterpreted. The name or brand of the drug can be perceived as another, similar name or brand. Finally, it is also common for the frequency of administration to be inaccurate (for example, a pharmacist may give a patient directions to take a certain pill once every two hours, when the physician requested that it be taken once every twelve hours).

Possible outcomes

Our Tennessee medical malpractice lawyers have seen the results of prescription errors:

  • Medication overdose
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Stroke
  • Coma
  • Death

Time limitations

The statute of limitations in Tennessee to file a medical malpractice lawsuit is one year. This statute applies to the majority of cases, although the law does include some exceptions. It is in your best interest to discuss your case with Gilreath & Associates as soon as possible. Otherwise, you risk losing the compensation and justice you deserve.

The role of your Tennessee medical malpractice lawyers

If you are the victim of a prescription error, you deserve compensation. The Tennessee medical malpractice lawyers at Gilreath & Associates can help you obtain damages for medical costs and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. You may even be eligible for compensation for wrongful death if the victim was a family member. We can help you negotiate with the defendant and his or her insurance company. If that is not effective, we take your case to court and advocate strongly on your behalf.

Contact our Tennessee medical malpractice lawyers today

The Tennessee medical malpractice lawyers at Gilreath & Associates want to help resolve your legal issues. You can count on our caring, experience and skill to pursue a positive outcome for your case. Call us, toll-free, at 800.637.7024, or contact us using our quick form.

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