Medication Errors in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Almost 2 million Americans suffer from medication errors stemming from medical malpractice every year according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Reporting. This number has been confirmed by the FDA who, in a five-year study, found that the most common cause of fatal medication errors was administering the wrong medication. A close second was administering too much medication and administering medication through the wrong route.

Even when medication errors are not fatal, they can result in serious, life-altering injuries. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and anesthesiologists all have a responsibility to properly administer medications. The experienced attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC have the talent necessary to handle your medical error claim in Washington, D.C., Maryland or Virginia.

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Consequences of Medication Errors

Some medication errors result in only minor discomfort. More often, however, medication errors result in devastating health consequences, including:

  • Kidney damage
  • Liver damage
  • Brain damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Seizures

In serious cases, medication errors can even result in a coma, forcing you to receive costly medical services that should have been avoided.

When you are injured through the negligence of a healthcare provider, you may be able to seek compensation for all related medical expenses, all current and projected future lost wages, as well as physical and emotional pain and suffering.

How The Cochran Firm DC can Help

The medical malpractice attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC know exactly what to look for in medication error claims. Relying on the expertise of a national network of top medical professionals in a variety of disciplines, we are able to exhaustingly examine your medical records to find signs of neglect. With so many reasons a medication error can occur, it is vital that you choose an attorney who has at his disposal such an esteemed panel of medical experts.

Our attorneys are entirely devoted to every client we represent. Working closely with your family, we will strive to understand all of the ways your injury has impacted your life. With this information, we will fight tirelessly to secure for you a settlement or verdict that includes all of your damages.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a medication error in Washington, DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia, please contact the medical malpractice attorneys at The Cochran Firm DC to schedule a consultation.

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