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Were You Harmed by a Drug Mistake? We Can Help

Doctors prescribe patients medication to heal and relieve symptoms derived from injury or illness. However, when a medication error occurs, it can result in further medical treatment, injury, and even death.

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How Can Our Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys Help You?

If you have experienced a medication error and sustained further injury or illness, a Washington, DC medication error lawyer from Regan Zambri Long PLLC can help you with your claim.

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With decades of experience and medical experts on staff, our clients rely on our extensive knowledge of medical malpractice law to help navigate you through the intricacies of the legal system.

Regan Zambri Long’s trusted team of medication error lawyers in Washington, DC, is ready to help you plan the best path forward during a free, no-obligation consultation. Get your questions answered and see what you can do about the medication error that caused harm or even the death of a loved one. There is never a fee for our services unless we win your claim.

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What Is Considered a Medication Error?

A medication error is defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in control of the healthcare professional, patient, or consumer.” According to the FDA, there are nine types of medication errors:

  • Prescribing a patient the wrong medication
  • Failing to prescribe, administer, or dispense a medication
  • Giving a patient the wrong dosage
  • Receiving medication either too early or too late
  • Improper use of the medication
  • Failing to take a patient’s medical history into account
  • Failing to warn about the risks associated with the medication
  • Mixing prescription medications that should not be taken together
  • Administering the medication incorrectly

Some harmful results of a medication error include hospitalization, disability, birth defects, and life-threatening situations.

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What Damages Can You Claim in DC Medication Error Cases?

Medication errors are often caused by a doctor or medical professional’s negligence and should be brought to a Washington DC, Virginia, or Maryland court. All damages caused by negligence can be claimed in your case, and we will help you get the most compensation possible for your losses.

Common damages in medication error cases include:

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Medication Error?

When determining who is at fault for your injury, remember doctors are not the only ones who are responsible for medication errors. A variety of medical professionals can dole out prescriptions and treatment plans. Unfortunately, there are also a few places these errors can occur, from hospitals and urgent care centers to clinics, pharmacies, and more.

Some parties that can be held responsible include:

There may be more than one party responsible for the error. For example, your doctor had prescribed the wrong dosage of your medication and the pharmacist failed to inform you of the side effects of the drugs. If this occurs and you receive adverse effects from too much medicine, you may have a claim against the doctor and the pharmacist.

Since these cases are complex, you need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer to investigate your case and discover who is liable for your injury.

How Can Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers In Washington, DC Help You?

Regan Zambri Long can help you pursue the maximum compensation you are entitled to and win justice for the losses you’ve experienced. We will help you prove the medical negligence or carelessness that caused you harm, helping you get on the road to recovery during this difficult time.

Meet with a top medication error lawyer in Washington, DC, for a free, no-obligation consultation to get your questions answered about your medication error case. During your consultation, we will review the details of your case and begin building an effective legal strategy to help you get the best possible outcome.

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Frequently Asked Questions In A Medication Error Malpractice Case

If you believe an error caused your injury in medication, you may be entitled to compensation. But proving your injury resulted from negligence can be challenging to do without a lawyer by your side. Here are some frequently asked questions around medication error medical malpractice cases.

How Do I Know if My Medication Error is a Medical Malpractice Case?

Not all medication errors amount to medical malpractice, but you can file a lawsuit when they do. If you are unsure whether a medication error is a medical malpractice case, it’s essential to know that all of the following must be proven for malpractice to occur:

How Can I Prevent Myself or My Family Member From Being a Victim of Medication Errors?

While you may not have the medical background needed to understand the intricacies of medications, there are some tips to avoid injuries from medication errors. The most effective defense you have is knowledge.

Ask your healthcare provider questions you have regarding your specific case, including things like:

It’s also important you are honest and thorough with your practitioner about all other medications you are taking, any allergies you have, and any additional pertinent information about your health history.

How Do I Know If I Have a Medication Error Medical Malpractice Case?

If you have experienced an injury due to a medication error, you may have a case. You will need help determining who is at fault. Depending on your case, the liable parties could range from the medical practitioner who gave you the medication or prescription to the drug manufacturer who produced and labeled the medication.

An experienced Washington, DC medication error lawyer can walk you through what you need to prove your specific case involving medication errors. This list generally includes, but is not limited to:

How Long Will It Take to Win My Medical Malpractice Case?

Each case is different, and many factors can impact the timeline it takes for your chance to go from filing to settlement. These factors include considerations like jurisdiction, the statute of limitations, the details of the medication error, and more.

Realistically, due to the level of detail required to prove medical malpractice in these cases, it could take years from start to finish for your claim to be resolved. However, an expert medical malpractice lawyer at Regan Zambri Long will be with you every step of the way, regardless of how long it takes.

Why Should I Hire a Lawyer for My Case?

Even if you feel like your injury was due to a medical practitioner or drug manufacturer’s negligence, you have to prove it to win a settlement. That is a process that takes time, care, and a lawyer with decades of legal expertise. However, once you provide your lawyer with the basic facts and details of your experience, they will start building your case. This includes any necessary interviews and the research needed to build your case.

When hiring a medical malpractice lawyer at Regan Zambri Long, you don’t just receive the best legal representation; your case will be strengthened by our network of medical experts who can offer their professional opinion. Proving this negligence is the most critical piece to establishing you are owed compensation.

When Looking for a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in DC, What Should I Be Looking For?

Medical malpractice cases are already complicated, adding in drug manufacturers as potentially liable parties, and you could be against large corporate legal teams. Your best chance at getting the justice and compensation you deserve is to have an expert medication error lawyer by your side. When looking for the right lawyer for your medical malpractice case, make sure your lawyer:

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Have you or your loved one sustained injuries in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia? Regan Zambri Long PLLC has the best lawyers in the country to analyze your case and answer the questions you may have.

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