Have You Suffered Serious Harm Caused by a Prescription Error?
The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP)—a group dedicated to the safe use of medications—has officially defined a medication error as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer.”
Frequency of Errors
According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 20,000 medication errors have been filed since 1992. Such errors can take place for a number of reasons—including an incorrect diagnosis, physician negligence, or errors on the part of hospital staff. Common causes are:
- Poor Communication
- Handwriting Errors
- Drug Name Confusion
- Poor Employee Training
- Misinterpreted Directions
Protect Your Rights
The medical malpractice attorneys at the Yost Legal Group work with medical professionals to investigate claims of medication errors. We protect the rights of our clients—and help them secure the justice they deserve. If you or a loved one has been victimized by a medication error, you need compassionate, knowledgeable assistance to help you find answers.
Let Us Stand Up for You
If you or a loved one has suffered harmful effects after a prescription error, you’re sure to have questions. If you feel your condition could have been prevented, trust the Yost Legal Group to help you find answers. At the Yost Legal Group, our experienced, passionate attorneys possess the confidence and determination to advocate for your rights.
Call the Yost Legal Group at 1-800-YOST-LAW (1-800-867-8529) for your free initial consultation. We’re here to listen—and help you find justice.
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