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Prescription and Medication Error Attorneys

Defending New Yorkers Injured by Prescription and Medication Errors

Patients take prescription medication in the hope that it will prevent or treat a medical condition. But sometimes those prescriptions can cause permanent injury or even death if the medication is incorrectly prescribed, dispensed or administered. Severe complications and side effects can occur if pharmaceutical or medication errors result in an improper dose.

At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., we handle medical malpractice cases resulting in dangerous reactions from medication error. In addition to holding doctors, pharmacists, nurses and hospitals responsible for prescription errors and other medical negligence, our attorneys work with other firms experienced in filing lawsuits against pharmaceutical manufacturers for injuries caused by defective or dangerous drugs.

How Prescription Drug Mistakes Happen

Medical malpractice involving prescription or medication errors can happen as a result of:

  • Improper dosage. Overdoses or insufficient doses can occur if a doctor prescribes the incorrect dosage, a pharmacist mislabels a prescription or a nurse makes a mistake while administering the medication. Due to their small size, young children and infants are often injured by overdoses.
  • Wrong drugs. If a doctor prescribes the wrong drug, a pharmacist cannot read a doctor's handwriting and fills the prescription incorrectly, or a nurse mixes up medications intended for different patients, patients not only fail to receive the treatment they need, but they may also be seriously injured.
  • Drug interactions. Doctors and pharmacists are responsible for understanding potential interactions of the drugs they prescribe and dispense. Failure to consider drug interactions can result in serious injury to those taking the medications.
  • Side effects. Physicians, pharmacists and anesthesiologists are responsible for warning patients about a medication's potential side effects. Patients need to be able to weigh the benefits against the potential harm before taking a prescription. Failure to educate patients about these side effects is negligence.

Contact Our Experienced New York Medication Error Lawyers

Medication errors account for a good percentage of medical negligence and malpractice cases. If you or a loved one was harmed after receiving the wrong medication or improper dose, we can help you determine what went wrong. To learn more about how our prescription error attorneys can help you, contact our office online or call 212-750-1200 or 1.888.4.TGLLAW to schedule a free consultation. If you are unable to come to our office, we can travel to you.

Contact Trolman, Glaser, & Lichtman, PC

Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C.
747 Third Avenue, 23rd Floor | New York, NY 10017
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