The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention defines a medication error as a “preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer.” As non-medical professionals, we as patients entrust their physicians with prescribing correct medications to treat any number of ailments that may afflict our daily lives. When these physicians prescribe incorrect pharmaceuticals or incorrect dosages of pharmaceuticals, these treatments can have serious, and potentially deadly, side effects.
A Full Team to Investigate Your Claim
The New York medical malpractice lawyers at Gallivan and Gallivan will dig deep to investigate your claim and determine the value of your case. Our on-staff nurses will help determine where and when the medication error occurred, and who is at fault. You may have a claim for medical malpractice if you have experienced any of the following due to the negligence or carelessness of a physician or health care provider:
- Falls or fainting spells
- Incorrect prescription or dosage
- Allergic reaction following a prescription
- Unintended or unexpected side effects
- Harmful drug interactions
- Brain damage
If you have experienced any of these side effects after a physician’s drug prescription, his or her mistake could could amount to a medical malpractice claim.Reach Out to Us to Obtain Just Compensation
For decades, the legal team at Gallivan and Gallivan has sought and attained personal injury compensation for our clients throughout the five boroughs, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland, and Orange. If you have suffered as a result of a medication error, contact us to schedule an initial meeting. We will help you fight for the compensation, and the peace of mind.