Medication errors account for many of the medical malpractice cases throughout Illinois. Pharmacists and doctors are often overworked. A slight oversight such as misreading a doctors’ note or prescribing the wrong dosage could result in devastating consequences.
At Kanoski Bresney, we are well-prepared to hold medical professionals accountable for actions that violate standard medical procedures. Since 1979, the Springfield medical malpractice attorneys at our law firm have successfully handled complex personal injury cases. We are well-prepared to prove fault, while helping accident victims obtain maximum compensation.
What is a Medication Error?
We are the largest personal injury law firm serving central Illinois. We have the skills and resources to fully investigate complex medical malpractice cases, involving:
- Incorrect drugs— Pharmacists could misread doctors’ handwriting, resulting in the wrong drug prescribed to patients. For example, a doctor could prescribe Celexa, but the pharmacist could read it as Celebrex. Nurses have also been known to administer drugs to the wrong patient at a hospital. These errors could lead to serious and even deadly consequences.
- Allergic reactions— We hold doctors accountable for negligently prescribing drugs known to have an allergic reaction on a particular patient. Doctors are at-fault for not being mindful of their patient’s medical history.
- Wrong dosage— Prescription errors frequently occur when doctors over or under prescribe drugs, such as blood thinners, antibiotics, steroids, or cancer medication. Prescription drug mistakes also occur when pharmacists mislabel a prescription or administer the wrong amount.
- Dangerous drug combinations— Doctors may be unaware of other drugs a patient is taking, or be so overworked that they fail to ask. Certain drugs, like Coumadin, can have dangerous interactions with other drugs.
We work with medical experts to determine fault in serious pharmaceutical error injuries. The attorneys at our law firm aggressively seek to obtain maximum compensation to cover pain and suffering, lost wages, hospital bills, and other costs.
Contact Our Springfield Lawyers
Contact Kanoski Bresney’s skilled medication error attorneys in Springfield, Illinois at (217) 523-7742 for a free case consultation and help navigation your path to rightful compensation.