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Prescription Drug Errors

Pharmaceutical companies regularly put new drugs on the market and frequently pressure doctors and physicians to prescribe these new products to their patients. If the physician is unaware of the side effects of the new drug or fails to properly diagnose his or her patients’ symptoms, the error may cause serious illness or death.

In 2006 alone, there were an estimated 1.5 million prescription drug malpractice lawsuits and countless cases of illness and injury due to negligent actions by doctors, pharmacists, and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. If you would like more information on prescription drug malpractice, consult the Lake Geneva medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.

Common Prescription Drug Errors

The following are a few examples of common prescription drug errors:

  • Label errors and mislabeled prescription instructions
  • Wrong prescription due to incorrect patient diagnosis
  • Failure to gather complete patient information regarding medical history, allergies, other prescribed medication
  • Allergic reaction due to physician oversight
  • Prescription errors due to handwriting or other issues
  • Environmental factors including physician fatigue, distraction, or lack of focus
  • Pharmacist negligence or error

Prescription drugs can help tremendously with the healing process and can alleviate pain and suffering for many people. Health care professionals should always be cautious when prescribing medication, especially newer products that they may be unfamiliar with.

Contact a Lake Geneva Prescription Drug Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered pain or injury due to an error with a drug prescription, contact a Lake Geneva medical malpractice lawyer at the Law Offices of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss your legal options.