According to a recent major report by the Institute of Medicine, at least 1.5 million people in the U.S. are sickened, injured or killed each year by errors in prescribing, dispensing and taking medications. When the victims are part of a vulnerable class, such as children or infants, the consequences are very serious and often fatal. A dosage that may be perfectly fine for an adult can kill a child or infant.
Child and Infant Medication Error Injuries
If the wrong medication or dosage was administered to your child or infant, contact us at the law firm of Burnside Law Firm LLP. Call us to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your rights and your options. We understand your concerns and are here to provide solutions. Our experienced Augusta pharmacy mistakes lawyers represent families and their children in medication error cases. If your child has died as a result of a medication error, we can file a wrongful death action on your behalf and pursue a recovery for the full value of the life that was lost.
A Medical Professional’s Duty
Medical providers owe a duty to their patients to provide the correct medication. Doctors have a duty to make sure that the medications they prescribe are correct and appropriate. Hospital staff and nurses have a duty to make sure medications are appropriate and administered in accordance with a doctor’s orders. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have a duty to fill the prescriptions accurately and look for any conflicting medications. When these health professionals neglect these duties, the results can be deadly.
Sometimes a hospital, pharmacy or medical facility may be negligent by not properly supervising staff or providing guidelines that meet state and federal standards.
Contact Us for Georgia Medication Errors Lawyers
Trust a law firm that has been helping people in Georgia since 1978. If your child has been injured by a medication error, we can help you seek full compensation for their injuries. Contact a Georgia medication error attorney at the law firm of Burnside Law Firm in Richmond County for a free initial consultation.