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Oklahoma Attorneys Hold Providers Accountable for Medication Errors

Pursuing full compensation for harm from a prescriber, pharmacist or nurse

Even the safest, most proven medications can cause harm when prescribed or administered negligently. Whether patients rely on these drugs for acute or chronic conditions, the harm done by negligent prescribing and dispensing can be severe and lasting. At Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons, our malpractice attorneys provide vigorous representation to individuals who have sustained injuries because of medication errors. These cases require thorough investigation and can be difficult to prove, but our firm has the experience, resources and determination to fight for the maximum compensation possible.

Were you hurt by a medication error?

Medication errors can be the fault of a prescribing physician or nurse practitioner, or a dispensing pharmacist or nurse. The error might be in the communication of the order. Doctors have notoriously bad handwriting, and the person filling the prescription may misread the order. Prescribers might not be sufficiently familiar with the potency of a drug or its interactions with other medications. A pharmacist may fill a prescription with the wrong medicine or mislabel the container, thereby providing incorrect instructions. A dispensing nurse, especially in a busy hospital or nursing home setting, may make a dosage mistake or accidentally give one patient another’s medication. Nurses may fail to chart medications properly, leading to missed or double doses. One of the most frightening medication errors is when an insufficient dose causes a patient to awaken during surgery. On the other hand, too great a dose can cause hypoxia and brain damage.

Our injury lawyers manage cases involving various types of medication errors. Some of the most common mistakes are:

  • Wrong dosage
  • Wrong prescription
  • Failure to consider side-effects, allergies or interactions
  • Contraindicated prescriptions
  • Dispensing errors
  • Anesthesia errors

Pursuing a medical negligence lawsuit related to a drug, medication or prescription can be costly, time-consuming and fraught with technicalities. Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons has the experience, resources and dedication to help patients who have been hurt by medication errors.

Contact us today to discuss your medication error case anywhere in Oklahoma

Healthcare providers who prescribe, dispense and administer medicine must be vigilant to prevent errors and unnecessary harm. When these professionals are negligent, it takes an experienced law firm to hold them accountable. Ryan Bisher Ryan & Simons can help you and your family obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible. Contact us today online or call us at 405.528.4567 to schedule a free consultation.

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