Pharmaceutical errors can result in a number of medical complications, from allergic reactions to dangerous drug interactions to delayed treatment of the underlying medical condition. At Cogan & Power, P.C., our Chicago pharmaceutical error attorneys have seen too often the dire consequences of medication errors. We recently recovered $5.582 million for a young girl who suffered permanent brain injury as a result of an overdose of 3% sodium chloride and $3.7 Million for the surviving family of a 38-year-old woman who suffered liver failure from excessive doses of extra-strength Vicodin. In addition, we took steps to ensure that those errors would not recur.
We pride ourselves on providing small-firm personalized client attention and big-firm legal experience. We will take the time to listen to your concerns, carefully analyze any possible legal claims, and fully advise you of your legal rights so that you can make informed decisions.
Medication errors are one of the most common types of medical malpractice, with more than 1.5 million people injured each year as a result of errors made in prescribing, administering and monitoring prescription drugs and other medications, according to a study by the Institute of Medicine. Not only do medication errors cause injuries and even death, but they also cost an estimated additional $3.5 billion in medical expenses each year. Medication errors can involve prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, vitamins, and herbal supplements, and can also include contamination and compounding errors.
Medication errors can occur at any stage of a patient’s medical treatment and can be committed by a variety of medical professionals, including:
Drug interactions are another type of pharmaceutical error that can cause serious medical complications. If a doctor fails to ask what other drugs a patient is taking or fails to document all other medications, medical malpractice may be involved. Drug interactions can also occur as a result of diagnostic errors, the failure to prescribe the correct medication, or the failure to fill the prescription correctly.
Pharmaceutical errors can also result in adverse drug reactions. Doctors, pharmacists and drug manufacturers have an obligation to ensure that the drugs they deliver to patients are safe. If a patient is injured as a result of an adverse drug reaction caused by the negligence of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, he or she may be entitled to compensation for the injuries suffered through a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The Chicago pharmaceutical error attorneys at Cogan & Power have significant experience representing the victims of medical malpractice, including a wide variety of pharmaceutical errors, and we can provide you with the skill and experience necessary to successfully pursue your medical malpractice claims. We pride ourselves on providing each of our clients with personalized client service and attention, comprehensive legal advice, considerate legal representation, and skilled legal advocacy. Moreover, we strive to protect other patients from potential medical malpractice by holding hospitals and physicians accountable for their actions and inaction. We take a holistic, collaborative approach to legal representation, drawing from the diverse backgrounds of our attorneys and investing ourselves in the overall well-being of our clients.
Contact our office today at (312) 477-2500 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys to discuss your pharmaceutical error case. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.