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Pharmacy Errors Negligence

According to a recent major report by the Institute of Medicine, which sheds light on the alarming prevalence of medication errors in the United States, at least 1.5 million people are affected each year, facing sickness, injury or even death due to mistakes in prescribing, dispensing and administering medications. These errors, ranging from dosage miscalculations to medication interactions, underscore the critical need for enhanced safety protocols and increased vigilance within the healthcare system.

When such errors occur within vulnerable populations, such as children or infants, the consequences are particularly dire, often resulting in devastating outcomes. What might constitute a safe dosage for an adult could prove lethal for a child or infant due to differences in metabolism, body weight and physiological development. The tragic reality is that medication errors in pediatric care settings can have profound and irreversible consequences, highlighting the urgent need for improved safeguards and heightened awareness among healthcare professionals to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.

Child and Infant Medication Error Injuries

If you find yourself in a situation where the wrong medication or dosage has been administered to your child or infant, know that you’re not alone. At Burnside Law Firm, we recognize the gravity of such errors and the profound impact they can have on the lives of your loved ones. Our dedicated team of attorneys specializes in handling cases involving medication errors, and we are committed to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to families in need.

We understand the complexity and sensitivity of these situations, which is why we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your rights and options. During this consultation, we will take the time to listen to your concerns, evaluate the circumstances of the incident and provide you with clear guidance on the best course of action. With our experienced Augusta pharmacy mistakes lawyers by your side, you can trust that we will diligently advocate for your family’s rights and pursue the justice and compensation you deserve. In cases where a medication error has tragically resulted in the loss of a child’s life, we can file a wrongful death action on your behalf, seeking to hold responsible parties accountable and pursuing a recovery for the full value of the life that was lost. Your family’s well-being is our top priority, and we are here to provide support, solutions and steadfast advocacy every step of the way.

Contact us at the law firm of Burnside Law Firm LLP in Athens or Augusta, Georgia, to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

A Medical Professional’s Duty to Avoid Medication Errors

Healthcare providers carry a profound responsibility to safeguard patient well-being, especially in the critical realm of medication management. Failing to uphold these essential duties can have dire consequences, potentially resulting in severe harm or even loss of life for those under their care. Ensuring patient safety in medication management includes the following:

  • Doctor’s Responsibility: Doctors meticulously assess patient medical histories and conditions to prescribe medications that are both effective and safe. This includes verifying dosages, potential interactions and contraindications.
  • Hospital Staff and Nurses: Hospitals and nurses administer medications precisely as prescribed, adhering to established protocols and guidelines to prevent errors.
  • Pharmacist’s Role: Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians fill prescriptions with precision and diligence. They conduct thorough checks for any potential conflicts or discrepancies.

It’s essential to recognize that negligence within healthcare facilities can extend beyond individual practitioners to encompass systemic issues related to supervision, protocols and compliance with regulatory standards. Hospitals, pharmacies and medical facilities have a duty to implement robust systems for staff supervision, training and adherence to established guidelines to ensure patient safety. Failure to do so may constitute negligence on the part of the institution, leading to adverse outcomes for patients. Additionally, deficiencies in policies or procedures that fail to meet state and federal standards can further exacerbate the risk of medication errors and other preventable harm. It is incumbent upon healthcare facilities to prioritize patient safety by fostering a culture of accountability, continuous improvement and adherence to best practices in medication management.

Contact Burnside Law Firm for a Georgia Medication Errors Lawyer

Place your trust in a reputable law firm with a longstanding commitment to serving the people of Georgia since 1978. If your child has suffered an injury due to a medication error, our experienced legal team stands ready to assist you in pursuing the full compensation they deserve for their injuries. Contact a knowledgeable Georgia medication error attorney at the esteemed Burnside Law Firm, conveniently located in Richmond County, to schedule a complimentary initial consultation. With offices in both Augusta and Athens, Georgia, we are dedicated to providing compassionate support and expert legal representation tailored to your unique circumstances.

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Thomas R. Burnside III Personal Injury Attorney

Thomas R Burnside III

Thomas R. Burnside III is a personal injury lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law at both the trial and appellate court levels, Attorney Burnside has represented people with brain and head trauma...

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Garon Muller

Garon Muller is a trial lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured or damaged through the negligence or recklessness of others, including automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises injuries, or defective products. Before beginning his practice in the representation of injured individuals, Mr. Muller served the community as an Assistant District Attorney...

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Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina. At the Burnside Law Firm, Robert devotes his practice to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness and represents those who have been injured in automobile collisions or tractor-trailer accidents; because of a slip and fall; and in other general negligence actions.

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Ashton Revollo

Ashton is a trial lawyer in Augusta, GA who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered serious injuries or damages due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others, including automobile wrecks, job-related accidents, unsafe premises, or defective
products. Before beginning his practice, Ashton obtained his J.D., at Emory University School of Law, where he gained valuable courtroom experience as an intern assisting the District Attorney for DeKalb
County. After his time at Emory, Ashton received experience as a trial attorney at a respected personal injury firm in Atlanta before moving to Augusta. Over the course of his career, Ashton has assisted deserving clients in recovering millions of dollars in injury cases throughout Georgia.

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    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320


    325 North Milledge Avenue

    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264