North Carolina Medication Error Attorneys
Powerful Representation in Complex Medical Malpractice Claims
One of the most common medical malpractice issues involves medication mistakes. Millions of Americans rely on pharmaceutical medication, both for inpatient procedures and outpatient treatment. Unfortunately, this provides numerous opportunities for error—often with devastating and even deadly consequences.
If you believe you or your loved one was the victim of a medication mistake, Lanier Law Group can help. Our team of skilled and experienced medication error lawyers in North Carolina can meet with you to discuss the specifics of your situation during a free and confidential consultation. Should you choose to work with our firm, we will immediately begin examining the facts of your case, gathering evidence, obtaining medical records, and conducting exhaustive investigations into the damages you have suffered and who is liable.
Common Medication Mistakes & Their Effects
Medications provide effective ways to treat pain, manage various medical conditions, and prevent disease. When administered and taken properly, they are typically very safe, though all medications have some side effects. However, when medical professionals are negligent, innocent patients can suffer grave consequences.
Some of the most common medication errors include:
- Administering the wrong medication
- Giving medication to the wrong patient
- Failure to account for patient’s medical history
- Failure to warn of side effects
- Failure to identify potential drug interactions
- Miscommunication between prescribing doctor and pharmacist/nurse
The effects of these and other medication mistakes can range from severe pain and worsening conditions to ineffective medication and, in severe cases, death.
Compensation for Affected Individuals
If you or your loved one was affected by a medication error, you can seek compensation for your damages. In legal terms, “damages” are any hardships—economic or otherwise—you suffered as a result of negligence.
You may be able to recover compensation for:
- Medical bills incurred from additional treatment
- Lost income/wages from time taken off work to receive treatment and/or heal
- Reduced or lost earning ability (also known as disability)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress/trauma
In North Carolina, you may also seek punitive damages when a medical professional’s conduct was egregiously negligent. Punitive damages are meant to punish the negligent party and prevent similar incidents from occurring again in the future.
It is important to note that the state has placed a cap of $500,000 on non-economic damages in medical malpractice claims. This may be lifted in the event of punitive damages.
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If you or someone you care about suffered due to a medication error, turn to the team at Lanier Law Group for aggressive legal advocacy. We are committed to providing you with the care, attention, and personalized representation you deserve. Our North Carolina medication error attorneys can answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.