Prescription drugs save lives. According to Mayo Clinic estimates, about 70% of all Americans take at least one prescription drug, and many take several. These prescriptions treat pain and infection and help many Americans manage chronic conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure.

But what happens if a patient is given the wrong medication? Many negative results can occur, which could leave patients in the hospital sick or possibly dying. Some patients will need tens of thousands of dollars of costly correct treatment to help them survive. At Cimarron Ridge Legal Group, our Grand Junction medical malpractice lawyers have helped many people injured by medication errors. We will do everything possible to hold the correct party responsible.


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Many different parties can be held responsible when a medication error occurs. For example, the doctor who prescribed the medication owes patients a duty of care, which can be breached when the wrong medication is prescribed. In some situations, a pharmacist and/or the pharmacy can also be sued if they did not act with sufficient care.

Our medical malpractice attorneys know how to build these cases the correct way, so reach out to us today.


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Types of Medication Errors

A patient can be injured by different errors, such as:

  • Incorrect medication. The doctor might not prescribe a drug that can effectively manage or treat a condition, which delays the patient getting better. In some situations, a patient might even become more ill.
  • Dosage error. The doctor might prescribe too little or too much medication. Some patients could become deathly ill if given too much of a medication.
  • Allergies. Drugs can interact with a person’s known allergies, causing an allergic reaction and possibly death.
  • Drug-drug interactions. Some drugs might interact negatively with other drugs that a patient is already taking. A doctor should always check what a patient is already on before prescribing a drug.

What to Do if You Believe a Medication Error is to Blame

If you or a loved one falls sick, you should take certain steps to protect your right to compensation. For example, it is important to hold onto all medicine bottles to show your attorney what you are taking, as well as all directions and packaging that came with the medicine.

You should also find all patient records related to your visit to the doctor or pharmacy. Write down your memories of what you told your doctor or pharmacist when you met, which can help show whether they were aware of what medications you were already taking and/or your allergies.

Contact a Grand Junction Medical Malpractice Attorney Today

Doctors and pharmacists have teams of lawyers at their disposal to fight off claims from injured patients. You need someone in your corner who is committed to your well-being.

The aggressive Grand Junction medical malpractice lawyers in our firm have helped many patients just like you who were injured by medication errors. This is a time-sensitive area of law, so please contact a member of our team to discuss your situation in a free consultation.

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