When prescribed the wrong medicine, given the wrong medicine or the wrong dosage in the hospital, or the medicine is wrongly filled at the pharmacy, this mistake can prove fatal.
Failing to check for drug allergies before prescribing can be also be tragic. Even a missed or misplaced decimal point on a prescription can cause serious injury.
The attorneys at Swanson Gardner Meyers, PLLC, have represented clients who have suffered consequences from medication errors.
In one tragic case, we represented the parents of an infant who was internally burned to death by a medication overdose 150-times the prescribed amount. We took the case to trial, and achieved a jury verdict of $1 million for the parents’ loss and grief – the largest jury award for the death of an infant in the State of Washington at the time.
If you or a loved one have been harmed by a medication error, contact us. We understand how serious medication errors can be, and will fight to get you the compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost wages, and the devastating long-term effects of the hospital or pharmaceutical error. As always, initial consultations are free at Swanson Gardner Meyers, PLLC.