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Medications must be properly prescribed and dispensed

Whether you are being treated for a short-term medical issue like a sinus infection or a chronic condition like rheumatoid arthritis, you expect that the medications you receive are the correct medications in the correct dosages to treat the condition. You don’t expect that the medications you are given will be incorrect or that they will harm you. In some cases, things occur that lead to medication errors.

If you were harmed by a medication error, getting to the bottom of what happened is necessary. You have to find out who made the error. Did the doctor write the correct prescription? Did the pharmacist fill the prescription correctly? Did the nurse administer the prescription correctly? Did the anesthesiologist handle the anesthesia properly? We can help you to find out the answer to those questions and more.

Once you determine what error was made and who made it, you can move to the next steps in the process for seeking compensation. This includes determining the damages and filing the claim. In some cases, it can also involve getting the experts you need to show your side of the case. We can help you there, too.

In most cases, you will have to determine the monetary amount for damages that you are seeking. That amount can be a crucial component of your claim for compensation, so making sure that you have considered all damages is vital. You should consider the past damages, as well as the future damages, that you will incur because of the medication error that is at the heart of your case.