Medication Errors Can Be Deadly
We trust our physicians, nurses and pharmacists to provide us with medical care that will help us, not exacerbate our illnesses and injuries or create new problems. But what happens when these medical professionals give you the wrong medication or the wrong dose? Who will protect your interests if you have been harmed or lost someone you love due to pharmacy errors or an incorrect diagnosis?
At Goldsmith & Goldsmith, LLP, we are here to protect your rights. We bring more than 40 years of legal experience and medical training to the benefit of every client we serve. Our attorneys represent clients in Bergen County, Hudson County, Passaic County and Essex County and throughout New Jersey and New York in medication error claims involving:
- Allergic reactions: Prescribing doctors need to know their patients’ allergies and other health issues. Far too often, doctors prescribe medications that trigger dangerous allergic reactions or other serious complications in their patients.
- Dangerous drug combinations: In many cases, two or more drugs might be perfectly safe on their own, but can be extremely dangerous when combined.
- Dosage errors: Depending on the particular illnesses and medications involved, overmedication and undermedication can be dangerous and even life-threatening to patients.
- Wrong medication: There are multiple medication options for many of the health issues that people face. Due to doctors’ misdiagnoses or failure to account for patients’ allergies, labeling errors by nurses, or even pharmacists filling the wrong prescription, patients often receive dangerous medication at the hands of the medical professionals they trust.
- Improper administration: Certain drugs are administered to patients by physicians, nurses and technicians. They must be administered at the appropriate speed, in the appropriate dosage and in the correct manner. Improper administration can lead to devastating injuries.
Medication errors are not only extremely serious and potentially deadly, but they are complicated to litigate. Lee S. Goldsmith is a licensed doctor as well as an experienced lawyer. Our firm has the knowledge and expertise to uncover instances of medication error, determine the party at fault, and obtain the full measure of compensation for our clients.