For years, medical professionals have known that medication errors are far too common. Yet such errors continue to injure or kill tens of thousands of people every year across the country.
When this happens to you or someone in your family, it is entirely understandable to feel outrage. Injured people also have a right to hold health care providers accountable for the harm they cause when they make mistakes with medications.
Committed To Holding Health Care Providers Accountable
At Dorian, Goldstein, Wisniewski & Orchinik, P.C., in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, we are committed to holding health care providers accountable for medication errors. We have decades of experience helping clients get compensation in cases of negligence by medical professionals and facilities.
Please call 215-809-3882 for a free, confidential consultation. We serve clients as medical malpractice lawyers in Bucks, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, Northampton, Lehigh and all surrounding counties throughout the Northeast Philadelphia area.
How Common Are Medication Errors?
In a much-discussed 1999 report "To Err Is Human," the Institute of Medicine estimated that as many as 98,000 patients die every year due to preventable medical errors. In 2013, a follow-up study concluded that the number may be much higher — from 210,000 up to 444,000 deaths every year due to medical malpractice.
As a result, medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., behind heart disease and cancer. And many of these errors are medication errors.
Sometimes the problem is an overdose. Other times it is giving the wrong medication entirely. There is a lot that can go wrong, especially when so many people are so dependent on medications.
But health care providers are still responsible for their mistakes. Our firm has the resources to investigate what happened in your case and the litigation skill to aggressively pursue your claim.
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