Atlanta Medication Error Attorneys

The path of healing and recovery for those affected by medication errors is often fraught with uncertainty, pain, and distress. These errors, one of the most prevalent forms of medical malpractice, can dramatically alter lives, leading to physical, emotional, and financial challenges that are daunting to face alone.

At Cunningham Bounds, we understand the magnitude of these hardships. Since our establishment in 1958, we have been at the forefront of championing the rights of individuals suffering from cases like these. Our team of dedicated Atlanta medication error attorneys tirelessly provides aggressive and faithful legal representation, helping our clients navigate the complex legal landscape surrounding medical malpractice cases.

Our track record speaks volumes about our commitment to justice. We have successfully recovered billions for our clients, reflecting our relentless pursuit of fairness and accountability.

We invite you to trust our experience, proven success, and, most importantly, unwavering dedication to people like you.

Call us at (404) 609-1081 to schedule a free initial case consultation today.

What Is a Medication Error?

A medication error is any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm. This can occur at any point in the process—while the medication is being prescribed, dispensed, or administered, or when it’s under the control of the healthcare professional, patient, or consumer.

Some examples of common medication errors include:

  • Mislabeling at the pharmacy: This involves mistakes made during the labeling process at the pharmacy, resulting in patients receiving incorrect instructions or even the wrong medication.
  • Prescribing recalled or defective drugs: If a healthcare provider prescribes a medication that has been recalled or is known to be defective, it can lead to serious health risks.
  • Allergic reactions due to negligence: This occurs when a healthcare provider prescribes a medication to a patient without considering their known allergies, leading to preventable allergic reactions.
  • Medication mix-ups: This involves cases where a patient’s medication is mixed up with another patient’s, leading to the administration of incorrect drugs.
  • Inappropriate prescription for a condition: Prescribing a medication that is not suitable or effective for treating the patient’s specific ailment is another type of medication error.
  • Neglecting potential drug interactions: This happens when a healthcare provider fails to consider how a new medication might interact negatively with other medications the patient is taking.
  • Over-prescription of opioids: Inappropriately prescribing high quantities or dosages of opioids, potentially leading to addiction or overdose, can be extremely dangerous for patients.
  • Errors in electronic medical records (EMR): Mistakes made within a patient’s electronic medical records can lead to incorrect prescriptions or missed critical information about a patient’s health or medication history.
  • Communication breakdown between doctor and pharmacy: Miscommunication or lack of proper communication between the prescribing doctor and the pharmacy can result in medication errors.
  • Delay or denial of necessary prescriptions: This involves cases where a drug that is crucial for a patient’s health is either delayed or denied, causing potential harm to the patient’s health.

While some medication errors may result in minor effects, others can lead to severe health complications, extended illness, or even fatal outcomes.

Fighting for Justice on Behalf of Victims of Medication Errors

At Cunningham Bounds, we understand the grave implications of medication errors. Our dedicated team of Atlanta medication error attorneys is committed to helping you seek justice, offering legal guidance and representation to ensure they receive the compensation you need to recover.

Call us at (404) 609-1081 or contact us online to schedule your free initial case consultation.

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