Being prescribed a medication for your illness or condition should provide what you need to manage or relieve your symptoms, fight an illness, or feel better in general. Unfortunately, you could suffer even worse health consequences if your doctor, nurse or pharmacist makes a medication error.
If you suffered from an overdose, under-dose, severe allergic reaction, adverse drug interaction or another type of harm due to a medication error in Boston, Massachusetts, contact Barry D. Lang, M.D. & Associates about a potential lawsuit. Filing a medical malpractice claim could provide the justice and financial compensation that you deserve. Contact our Boston medication error lawyers today for a free consultation.
Why Clients Choose Us
- We are a team of highly experienced Boston medical malpractice lawyers and staff members, trained under the guidance of Barry D. Lang – a licensed physician as well as an attorney.
- Our law firm has doctors and nurses on staff, giving us a unique perspective on case evaluations. Our case reviews are fast, as we don’t have to send cases to outside experts.
- You won’t be charged anything in attorney’s fees for our assistance with your medication error case unless you receive financial compensation.
What Are The Most Common Medication Errors?
A medical malpractice claim in Massachusetts is brought on the grounds that a health care provider failed to meet the medical industry’s standards of care or breached a duty of care owed to the patient. When a breach of the duty of care results in a preventable patient injury – such as an adverse drug interaction or overdose due to a medication error – the patient can file a medical malpractice suit to hold the negligent professional, hospital or pharmacy accountable.
A medication error can involve many types of medical negligence or malpractice, such as:
- Ignoring a patient’s medical history
- Failing to check for existing prescriptions or medications
- Failing to read a patient’s chart before prescribing a new medication
- Accidentally prescribing the wrong medication
- Failing to warn a patient of a known potential drug side effect
- Prescribing the wrong dosage
- Incorrectly filling a patient’s prescription
- Improperly labeling drugs at a pharmacy
- Mixing up two or more patients or drugs
Many different entities can be held responsible for a medication error in Boston. The defendant(s) in your case will depend on when the mistake took place. The defendant could be your doctor for a prescription error, a nurse for incorrect drug administration or a pharmacy for errors connected to filling your prescription. If the medication itself contained a defect, you may have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit against the drug manufacturer.
How to Prove a Medication Error Case in Massachusetts
In a Massachusetts medical malpractice lawsuit, it is the plaintiff or plaintiff’s attorney’s duty to meet the burden of proof. This is the amount of evidence required to establish that the defendant is responsible for the injury or harm being claimed. The burden of proof in a civil case is a preponderance of the evidence, meaning enough evidence to show that the defendant is more likely to be responsible for the plaintiff’s injury than not.
Proving a medication error case in Massachusetts may require evidence such as your medical records, notes from your doctor or nurse, and testimony from a relevant medical expert. At Barry D. Lang, M.D. & Associates, our Boston medication error lawyers have close relationships with top medical providers across the country to provide trial testimony, when needed. Our law firm can help you collect evidence and pursue justice for any type of medication error committed against you in Boston.
Contact a Medication Error Attorney in Boston Today | Free Case Consultations
If you are the victim of a medication error made by your doctor, pharmacist, nurse or another health care provider, contact the Boston medical malpractice lawyers at Barry D. Lang, M.D. & Associates for assistance. Our team of medication error attorneys in Boston can help you bring a cause of action and pursue fair compensation for your related injuries or illness. We also handle wrongful death cases if you lost a loved one due to a fatal medication error. Call 1-877-LAW-DOCS today or contact us online to request a free medication error case review.