Seattle Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Many people rely on medications to maintain their health, cure illnesses, and support life. But as important as medicine is, thousands of people are injured and wrongly killed every year due to medication errors - many of which were caused by the negligence of doctors, pharmacists, and other medical professionals.
At Leemon + Royer, PLLC, we seek justice and compensation for people who have suffered due to medication errors. To discuss your case in a free consultation, contact us online or call our Seattle law office at 206.269.1100.
Causes of Medication Errors
Although there are countless ways in which a medication error can occur, we frequently handle cases involving the following:
- Illegible prescriptions by doctors
- Wrongly prescribed medications
- Pharmacy mistakes
- Errors in administration of medications
- Errors in dosage, including drug overdoses or inadequate dosing
- Nursing mistakes, such as giving the wrong medication to a patient in the hospital
- Failure to explain and warn about drug side effects
- Failure to review patient's allergies and other prescription and over-the-counter medications to prevent adverse drug interactions
A medication error can happen at any time due to another person's negligence. Our attorneys have handled cases involving negligent doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, as well as those administering medications such as nurses, aides and nursing or retirement home employees.
Medication Errors Involving Children
Over the past six or seven years, doctors have increasingly been prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants to children. Sadly, none of these medications, including Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa, and Prozac are approved for children. A small but significant number of these children become suicidal or suffer other adverse effects from these drugs.
If your child was prescribed an SSRI antidepressant or other drug not approved for use in children and suffered physical or psychological effects, contact our lawyers as soon as possible.
If a medication error has caused sickness or injury, or a loved one has suffered wrongful death because of drug, contact us now for a free consultation. Our office is located in Seattle, and we handle cases throughout western Washington State, and in Alaska.