When Prescription Medications Harm Rather Than Help

Prescription drugs can be extremely powerful. That's why medical professionals have such an important responsibility to prescribe, fill and administer medications with care.

Taking the wrong medication for your condition could be very dangerous. Likewise, the wrong dosage can cause serious complications.

If you've been a victim of a medication error, you may have a claim against a number of health care providers, including:

  • The physician who prescribed it
  • The pharmacy that filled it
  • The nurses who gave it
  • The hospital or care facility where it was administered

At Barry D. Lang, M.D. & Associates, we have attorneys, physicians and nurses who understand the medical consequences of administering the wrong prescription — and the legal rights you may have.

Examples Of Prescription Errors

We count on doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other medical professionals to prescribe and administer medicine that will help and not harm us. When administered correctly, prescription drugs can do great things. However, the effects can be devastating when doctors or pharmacists make mistakes such as:

  • Administering the wrong prescription
  • Administering the wrong dosage
  • Failing to take note of the drug's side effects, interactions and contraindications
  • Failing to consider your medical history or underlying health conditions
  • Filling the wrong prescription
  • Failing to monitor you for dangerous interactions or side effects

Because we understand the legal and medical components of these cases, we can use that knowledge to your advantage, holding the negligent parties responsible and pursuing maximum compensation.

Get Legal Help Today

If you were harmed after taking the wrong prescription, contact us today for a free consultation. Call our office in the Boston area of Massachusetts at 800-LAWYERS. We will work quickly to determine whether you have a claim and advise you of your rights.