Orland Park Medication Error Attorneys with Offices in Cook and DuPage Counties
Pharmacy Mistake Lawyer Serving Oak Forest, Oak Lawn and Tinley Park
When you receive medication from a local pharmacy or in the hospital following a procedure, you expect the medical professionals involved to do their jobs with the appropriate skill and proficiency. You do not expect them to make a mistake regarding the type of medication or the dosage. Sadly, medication errors do happen, and if you have suffered an illness or injury as the result of medication or pharmacy error, Schwartz Injury Law can help you explore your options for collecting compensation.
Illinois Counsel for Victims of Medication Mistakes
Attorney Allen N. Schwartz is an experienced Orland Park medical malpractice attorney with the knowledge and skill to hold pharmacies and medical professionals responsible when medication mistakes cause injuries. He and his team of distinguished lawyers have helped injured clients obtain many millions of dollars in verdicts in settlements. Many of the attorneys at Schwartz Injury Law have also been honored with distinctions from various organizations and associations, including recognition as Top Rated Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Leading Lawyers, and Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers to Watch.
Doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants, pharmacists and other medical professionals have a duty to carefully monitor the drugs they prescribe and dispense. A breach of that duty can have devastating consequences, as medication errors can cause severe allergic reactions, serious illness, and even death. At Schwartz Injury Law, we are equipped to handle medication of errors of all kinds, including:
- Prescribing the wrong medication for a particular condition;
- Dispensing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage;
- Failing to account for the patient’s allergies;
- Failing to account for possible drug interactions or other contraindications;
- Failing to monitor and address side effects; and
- Failing to listen to a patient’s problems or concerns.
When the wrong medication is prescribed or the right medication is prescribed but in the wrong dosage, the patient may be over-medicated and experience serious negative effects as a result. In other cases, a patient may be under-medicated by an anesthesiologist or anesthetist and, therefore, be awake but unable to move during a surgical procedure.
Victims’ Advocates for Medication Errors in Palos Heights and Willow Springs
Liability is not always immediately clear when a medication error is made, especially because the names of medicines and their dosages can be extremely confusing for the average patients. Thus, medication errors often go unnoticed until the patient begins experiencing problems. At Schwartz Injury Law, we understand the importance of conducting a full investigation into the circumstances of your case. We will review medical records, pharmacy receipts, written prescriptions, and all other available evidence to determine who was responsible for the error.
At our law firm, we understand that the success of your case depends on our ability to show that the professional or professionals in question failed to adhere to the prevailing standard of care. Doing so often requires testimony from expert witnesses. We maintain a large network of outside professionals whose input may be vital in helping you collect the compensation you deserve.
Call Us Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury due to a medication or pharmacy error, contact our office. Call 708-226-9000 for a free, confidential consultation with Schwartz Injury Law today. Located in Orland Park, Illinois, our firm is proud to represent clients in Oak Forest, Tinley Park, Oak Lawn, Mokena, Willow Springs, Palos Heights, Frankfort, Lemont, and the surrounding areas.