When someone is injured because of physician or pharmacist negligence in Maryland, they may need the help of a pharmaceutical malpractice law firm Maryland pharmaceutical malpractice victims and their family’s recommend, to help them seek compensation for their injury or illness.
Thousands of people suffer every year because of injuries and illnesses that are the result of pharmaceutical products. These include prescription medications, over the counter drugs, therapies, IV drugs, and other medical treatments. Depending on the kind of pharmaceutical error, the pharmaceutical company and/or a physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare practitioner, may be liable for expenses related to your injury or illness. For help in determining whether your or a loved one’s situation warrants a personal injury claim, contact a pharmaceutical malpractice law firm in Maryland (or the state you were injured in).
Personal Injury Law
When someone is injured in the United States because of another party’s negligent, reckless or malicious behavior, the party or parties that caused or contributed to the injury may be liable for expenses related to the victim’s injury. Many different kinds of claims, including ones of pharmaceutical malpractice, fall under the umbrella of “personal injury.”
The laws that govern personal injury claims differ from state to state. This is one of the reasons that it is recommended that people seeking legal advice do so from a lawyer who is licensed to practice in the state that they were injured in. If you or someone you love was injured in Maryland, it may be in your best interest to seek counsel from a personal injury law firm that knows how to fight for the rights of pharmaceutical malpractice victims.
Pharmaceutical malpractice is when a patient receives the wrong medication, an incorrect medication, and/or does not get the medication that they should have gotten. This can happen for a variety of reasons. Some common reasons people need the help of a good pharmaceutical malpractice law firm in Maryland include but are not limited to:
- Illegible or difficult to read, handwritten prescriptions
- Similar sounding drug names are confused
- Similar looking drug names are confused
- The wrong dose of a medication is prescribed
- Computer and/or system errors
- Nurse or other drug administrator error (can be due to fatigue or patient
- Wrong medication is prescribed
- Harmful drug interactions when a patient’s current medication regimen is not
checked with a new drug being safely incorporated, etc.
- The pharmacy never receives a prescription and a patient (especially when they
are already on numerous medications) does not realize that they are not getting
a prescription they are supposed to be taking
- Manufacturing errors
- Inadequate warning labels and/or instructions for safe use
The above is not an exhaustive list of reasons that pharmaceutical malpractice happens nor is it legal advice in any way. For legal advice for the state of Maryland, contact the pharmaceutical malpractice law firm of Cohen & Cohen, P.C. We have been in the business of successfully protecting personal injury victims and their families’ rights for over 35 years. A member of our dedicated legal team is available to discuss your situation and to give you a free case evaluation.
For a pharmaceutical malpractice law firm Maryland pharmaceutical malpractice victims and their families recommend, contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C. today.