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If you, your child, a family member or a loved one are under the care of a medical professional in Pennsylvania you trust that they are being taken care of with the utmost diligence. You trust your healthcare provider and their staff to pay attention to detail on every level. More often than not this is the case and all goes well. However mistakes can be made by even the most experienced and cautious medical professional. One of the more common types of medical malpractice mistakes in Pennsylvania hospitals, nursing homes and emergency rooms are medication errors. There are several types of medication errors with failure to administer the proper dosage the most common.

If you or a loved one have been injured due to a medication error in Pennsylvania it is in your best
interest to call the medication error lawyers at Friday & Cox, LLC. You can email them here. The
Medication Error Lawyers at Friday and Cox are skilled Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers with over 75 years
handling medical malpractice and medical negligence claims in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Types Of Medication Errors In Pennsylvania

There are a number of different way you can be injured, or even killed as a result of a medication error such as:

Incorrect Dosage

Incorrect Medication


Having An Allergic Reaction To Medication

Pharmacy Mistakes

Over prescription of opioids like Morphine, Fentanyl, Percocet, Vicodin, Ocycodone & Oxycontin.

Taking a harmful medication such as Zantac, Invokana, Nexium, Xarelto, Accutane, Belviq and Truvada.

Please contact our Altoona medical malpractice lawyers if you, your child or parent has been injured by a medication error in Pennsylvania. Helping injury victims throughout the Erie, Altoona, Pittsburgh and State College areas.

Medication Classes & Errors

Medications, including both prescription drugs and over the counter meds, all belong to a particular category. This category has to do with the effect they exert on the human body, illnesses they treat, etc. Studies conducted by the JAMA show that the classes of meds in medical mistake lawsuits differ between inpatient cases and outpatient cases.

In inpatient events the most common drug types are anesthetics, sedatives, potassium supplements and anxiolytics (anti-anxiety meds).

Lawsuits stemming from outpatient drug error cases see categories such as analgesics, anticoagulants, anti-psychotics, cardiovascular meds and antidepressants.

It is important to note that these medication errors differ from taking harmful drugs that have been recalled, are linked to cancer, diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, etc. In Pennsylvania Medication errors are filed as medical malpractice lawsuits. However dangerous meds like Zantac are mass tort cases in Pennsylvania. Regardless, our Erie, Pennsylvania medical negligence attorneys handle both so please contact them to discuss filing your claim.

Causes Of Medication Errors

The best way to prevent a medication error is to get a full medical history of the patient and determining if they are allergic to any drugs or medications. Once that is done there are still a number of ways one can experience an error when being given medication. One of the most common causes of medication errors is illegible handwriting incorrect use of medical terminology or shorthand. Being given too much medication and being given the wrong medication are also common mistakes resulting in medication error injuries. Lastly, if your healthcare provider was intoxicated at time medication was given or prescribed that may lead to a medication error. Healthcare providers who self medicate and are addicted to drugs and medications is on the rise in our society today. A skilled and qualified Erie, Pennsylvania Medication Error Lawyer can help determine the cause of your medication error.

Contact A Lawyer Handling Medication Errors

The Pittsburgh Medication Error Lawyers at Friday & Cox will get you the financial compensation and necessary medical benefits for your injuries. To determine the true value of your claim they will consider factors such as: lost wages, pain & suffering, diminished quality of life, loss of use, current and future medical benefits, medication costs as well as therapy bills.

Please call the Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Friday and Cox if you have been hurt,
mistreated or injured due a medication error while under the care of a hospital, doctor, nurse or
other medical professional. You can also email the medical negligence attorneys at Friday & Cox LLC by clicking here.

They proudly serve those injured in all of Western Pennsylvania including Pittsburgh, Altoona, Erie, McKeesport, Monroeville, Bethel Park, Beaver, Butler, Washington, Meadville, New Castle, Washington, Kittanning, Warren & State College, PA.