North Dakota Medical Malpractice Attorneys Help Victims Suffering from Medication Errors
Providing step-by-step legal guidance to victims of medical negligence
Medication errors can have devastating consequences for patients and their loved ones. We rely on doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to protect our best interests while providing safe and reliable care. This includes the administration of medication that is accurate and effective at treating the underlying condition. Unfortunately, this duty of care is breached all too often through negligent and reckless mistakes that inflict far more pain than healing.
At the Larson Law Firm P.C., we understand how taxing medical malpractice cases can be and take the time to listen to your needs and develop a solid legal strategy. For your best chance at maximum legal recovery, consult a team of experienced and trial-tested North Dakota medication error lawyers as soon as possible.
Medication errors can happen at any point of a patient’s evaluation and treatment regimen
Unfortunately, medication errors are an all-too-common occurrence. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a medication error is defined 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.” Some of the most common medication errors include:
- Failure to prescribe the correct medication type or dosage level
- Breakdowns in order communication
- Mistakes in product packaging, labeling and terminology
- Incorrect compounding, distribution, or administration
- Failure to properly educate patients about their medications
- Failure to properly train healthcare professionals in the administration of medication
- Failure to monitor a patient’s medication use and response
Because medication errors can occur at any point in time and for various reasons, doctors must properly evaluate a patient’s condition over an extended period of time to prevent unnecessary harm and mistakes. We fight for compensation when physician negligence harms a patient.
Trusted legal advice for the unique nature of medication error-related injuries
The North Dakota statute of limitations for medical malpractice and medication errors is generally two years. This means that victims must file a claim within two years from the date the injury occurred or the date the patient knew, or should have known, about the injury.
Medication errors differ from other acute injuries that may be readily apparent. Symptoms related to mistakes in medication dosage or administration may not present until weeks or months after a patient begins a medication regimen. If you or a loved has questions about the care you’ve received or suspect that there may be a problem with your medication from Trinity, Mercy or any healthcare facility, it is important to discuss your options with an experienced attorney.
Contact a respected North Dakota medication errors attorney for a free initial consultation
The ramifications of a medication error are often far-reaching and tragic. At the Larson Law Firm P.C., we provide tenacious legal advocacy in a client-centered environment. From our office in Minot, we represent medically injured parties across North Dakota, including the residents of Ward, Williams, McKenzie, Pierce, and Mountrail Counties. For a free, no-obligation case review, contact us at 701-638-3060 or complete our convenient contact form.