Medication Errors

Connecticut Prescription and Medication Errors

Contact the personal injury attorneys at Adelman Hirsch & Connors LLP for advice and representation on claims for damages resulting from errors in prescriptions and medications, including dosage mistakes in hospitals or nursing homes. With the assistance of highly qualified medical and pharmaceutical professionals, our attorneys have the experience and skill necessary for the effective presentation of your claim.

The defendant in a claim for prescription error damages might be a physician, a pharmacy, a hospital or nursing home, or an attending nurse. Mistakes can arise in the doctor's choice of drug, especially if the patient's allergies or potential drug interactions are overlooked. The hospital where the patient received treatment can be liable for negligent supervision of nursing staff, negligent storage of perishable drugs, or improper training of nursing personnel. A nurse can be liable for damages due to the negligent administration of medications or failure to follow warnings or label instructions. The pharmacist filling the prescription can be responsible for injuries resulting from providing the wrong medication or the right drug in the wrong dose.

At Adelman Hirsch & Connors LLP, we represent clients in personal injury and wrongful death litigation involving severe, continuing, or fatal consequences of prescription medication errors. Examples of the severe or disabling consequences of negligent prescription or administration of drugs include kidney or liver damage, brain damage, cardiac arrest, nerve damage, and sensory loss such as blindness or deafness.

We can handle prescription error cases involving drugs ranging from pre-operative laxatives (which on occasion have proved fatal in the wrong doses) to painkillers, antidepressants, epinephrine, chemotherapy drugs, and blood thinners.

For a free consultation about your potential lawsuit for damages resulting from medication or prescription errors, contact a Connecticut medical malpractice lawyer at Adelman Hirsch & Connors LLP in Bridgeport, Danbury or Middletown.