There are millions of reported medication errors occurring in US hospitals every year. Medication errors include giving a patient the wrong drug, giving a patient the wrong dosage of a drug, either under dosing or overdosing a patient, and administering expired medicine. Such errors are a very common cause of injury to hospital patients.
Hospitals are increasingly under the gun to improve medicine dispensing techniques, and are heavily regulated by the government and insurers. And yet, the errors continue. Reporting medication errors can help to improve the overall quality of care in hospitals, and is crucial in your receiving the proper medical care we all deserve. However small or insignificant you may think the error which you have experienced while being cared for in a hospital, do not hesitate to report the error and reach out to a seasoned medical malpractice attorney. A Tampa hospital medication errors lawyer at Distasio Law Firm could help you seek compensation for the full-extent of your damages.
Hospital Medication Mistakes & Mis-Filled Prescriptions
Hospital medication mistakes can occur for many different reasons. Like drug stores, hospitals have on-site pharmacies for their patients. Therefore, hospital pharmacies can suffer from the same profit pressures of drug store pharmacies, including under-staffing, corporate policies that emphasize speed in filling prescriptions; pushing the work down to lower paid and less educated pharmacy assistants and or LPNs; and budgets that do not allow for enough employees to handle the high volume. These pressures can lead to:
- Filling the prescription with the wrong drug
- Providing the wrong dosage to the patient
If you or a loved one suffered harm due to a medical professionals drug error while at the hospital, call one of our capable Tampa attorneys today.
Regulating the Hospital Medication System
Efforts to reduce medication errors in hospitals have increased in recent years, and the number of injured patients is slowly starting to decrease. But for financial reasons as well as deeply entrenched beliefs and management practices by hospitals, the efforts to increase quality control and decrease patient injuries resulting from medicine errors are both progressing very slowly.
For these reasons, if you or a loved one have been injured by a medication error while under the care of a hospital, know that you are not alone, and it is extremely important to all of us that you reach out to report the error. If you have suffered a hospital medication error that caused you an injury, unnecessary pain and suffering, added surgeries or treatment due to the error, seek competent legal counsel to protect your rights and your future quality of life. Millions of patients in the US have filed claims and recovered damages for physical and emotional pain and suffering, lost wages, lost quality of life, and diminished future earnings. Also, the reporting of medication errors is helping to make the system used in hospitals more accurate and less prone to devastating medication errors.
The Distasio Law Firm Difference
How do you know if you have hired the best Tampa hospital medication error lawyer? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer that has all the below characteristics.
Knowledge and Experience Handling Hospital Error Cases
Your lawyer should not only know Florida medical malpractice law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling doctor and hospital medication error cases. Scott Distasio has been handling these cases for over 27 years. His years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will absolutely make a difference in your case.
Independent Verification of the Lawyers Ability
All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. But you will only know the truth about that lawyer if the lawyer is rated by respected independent non-biased rating systems. Scott Distasio has an “AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell law Directory. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive for both ability and ethics. Scott Distasio is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. To achieve this accomplishment a lawyer must have tried a minimum number of cases to a jury and pass a competency exam. Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified.
Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial
Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is most cases settle. But if your case does need to go to trial it’s important to hire a law firm that has the experience, resources and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.
Reach Out to a Tampa Hospital Medication Errors Attorney Now
At Distasio Law Firm, we have successfully fought for and recovered sizable settlements and verdicts for personal injury clients for over twenty years. We represent clients throughout the state of Florida, and will review your case for no charge. If we believe that you have a claim, we will assemble a team of medical experts to review your medical records. Every step in your case will be handled in a prompt, professional manner, with the focus being on your ultimate successful recovery.
Contact us today so we can schedule an appointment at your convenience with a Tampa hospital medication errors lawyer. Scott Distasio is a Board Certified Trial Lawyer and highly qualified, with exceptional credentials.