Atlanta, Ga Prescription Drug Medical Malpractice Attorney
Medical Malpractice from prescription drug error in Atlanta, GA occurs when a person suffers from an injury or even death due to the negligent actions of a Medical Professional. If you or a family member has suffered injury from a Presciption Drug Interaction, the Personal Injury Attorneys at our Atlanta office can help you.
Medical Malpractice can be caused in many different ways, but the main cause of medical malpractice is due to negligence behavior on the part of the health care provider. This means the health care provider failed in some way to exercise the degree of care and skill of a competent health care provider who practices that provider's specialty.
Prescription Drug Error is one of the most common forms of Medical Malpractice our Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys encounter. If you have suffered harm or injury that could have been avoided under normal circumstances, then you may have a valid case for seeking compensation for your injuries.
Keep in mind that there are a limited number of ways to prove medical malpractice, all of them are based on whether or not the doctor exercised the proper standard of care. To understand your legal rights click on the link below for a Free Case Consultation.
What Is Prescription Drug Error?
There are many types of prescription drug errors and a medical professional may be held liable for:
- Negligent Prescription of a medication or medical device
- Mislabeling Medication
- Administering the wrong dosage of medication
- Prescribing medication that the patient is allergic to
- Failing to warn the patient of common side effects
- Prescribing medication that interacts negatively with other medication the patient is already taking
The medical professional has the primary duty of advising the patient of the risks and side effects of the prescription drugs that are being prescribed. The prescribing physician usually has superior medical knowledge, and has been given adequate information from the manufacturer in order to determine whether a particular drug or device is appropriate for the patient.
Failure To Obtain Informed Consent
Failure to obtain a patient's informed consent before prescribing a drug or administering a procedure or treatment is also a form of medical negligence.
It is the responsibility of the physician to inform the patient of all the potential benefits, risks, and alternatives involved in any surgical procedure, medical procedure or administration of drugs and they must obtain the patient's written consent to proceed.
If you believe you were not informed of all the benefits, risks or alternatives involved in receiving a drug perscription, contact our Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Atlanta for a Free Consultation.
Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys
The effects of prescription drug error can range from very minimal to fatal, depending on the type of error that occurred.
If you or a loved one has fallen victim of prescription drug error in Atlanta, Ga and you have suffered harm as a result, you should contact a qualified Medical Malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
An experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney will be able to let you know right away whether they can assist you with your case or not.
The Brown Firm represents people who have been injured because of the negligence of others. Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys in our Atlanta office take the time and effort to evaluate your unique situation, and then establish the best approach based on your needs.
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