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Medication Errors in Indiana

Were You Given the Wrong Medication?

At Langer & Langer, our legal team has over 100 years of combined experience in representing patients who have suffered at the hands of negligent medical professionals. Our experience includes cases involving detrimental medication errors.

If you or a loved one was prescribed the wrong medication or given the wrong dose, contact our Indiana medical malpractice lawyers today to learn about your options for pursuing legal damages for your injuries.

Examples of Medication Errors

A medication error is defined by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer.”

Anyone involved in the prescribing of medication can be held liable if it is determined that negligence led to a patient’s injury or death. This includes doctors, nurses, hospitals, pharmacists, the pharmacy department, and the pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Examples of medication errors that can lead to injury include:

  • Administering wrong medication or dosage
  • Mislabeled medication
  • Failing to account for allergies and interactions when prescribing medication
  • Failing to warn of possible side effects (a communication error)

Medication errors can also be the result of manufacturing errors on the part of the pharmaceutical company. In this case, the claim will need to be made against the manufacturer.

Experience You Can Trust

If you or a loved one has suffered because of a medication error, it is important that you understand your options. What you are going through right now is not your fault, and the medical professionals responsible should be held accountable for their negligence.

The legal process can be daunting. That is why it is important that you find an experience legal team that you can trust. Our Indiana medical malpractice lawyers are trusted by both our legal and local communities because of our dedication to excellence when it comes to arguing for your case.

Questions? We can help.

To learn more about filing a claim for medication errors, call Langer & Langer at (219) 464-3246 for a case evaluation today.

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