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Medication Error Attorney in Riverside

Medication errors are one of the most common types of medical malpractice. These occur when a doctor, pharmacist, nurse or any health care professional involved in prescribing or administering medicine makes a mistake of some kind and causes injury to a patient. The wrong medication, the right medication in the wrong dose, a medication to which the patient has a known allergy, or a medication that reacts violently to another medication the patient is already taking - these are all types of medication errors.

Have you been injured or lost a loved one because of a medication error in the Riverside area? An attorney at our law firm may be able to help. We represent injured patients and their families in all types of medical malpractice and negligence claims, and this includes those that involve all types of medication errors. We can talk to you about your case to determine how to best represent your interests and help you reach a positive result for your case.

Causes of Medication Errors

A medication error may be caused in various situations, all related to negligence or malpractice on the part of a person involved in the process of prescribing, administering or dispensing medication to a patient. For example, a doctor may accidentally write down the wrong medication on a prescription slip. A nurse may pick up the wrong medicine off the shelf and administer it to a patient. A doctor may forget to review a patient's medical history and may administer a drug that the patient is allergic to. A pharmacist may misread a doctor's handwriting on a prescription slip and dispense the wrong medication. These are all examples of potential medication errors.

Contact a Riverside Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you would like to be sure that your legal rights and financial needs will be well represented in your Riverside medical malpractice claim, do not wait to involve a lawyer at our law firm. We are confident that with our resources, experience and dedication that we can provide you with the level of help you need.

Contact a Riverside medication error attorney today!