Millions of people rely on pharmaceutical drugs to manage physical and mental conditions, reduce pain, treat infections, and prevent disease. While some degree of risk is inherently involved in taking pharmaceutical drugs, consumers have the right to expect a reasonable level of safety when taking these prescriptions. Unfortunately, the FDA is not a foolproof safety system. Numerous unsafe and/or untested prescription drugs make it onto the consumer market—often with terrible consequences. Additionally, pharmacists sometimes act negligently or make mistakes that result in serious injuries or even death.
If you or your loved one has been harmed by a dangerous or defective drug or as a result of a pharmaceutical mistake, Breit Cantor Grana Buckner can help. Our Virginia pharmaceutical error attorneys have decades of experience and have successfully recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We are prepared to fight for the justice and fair compensation you are owed.
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Common Pharmaceutical Mistakes
Generally speaking, there are many different types of pharmaceutical errors, ranging from knowledge-based mistakes to carelessness to harmful drugs. Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists should receive extensive training on how to avoid these mistakes, but this isn’t always enough to prevent errors from occurring.
Some examples of common pharmaceutical mistakes include:
- Failing to take a patient’s medical history (including drug allergies) into account when prescribing a drug
- Prescribing the wrong drug or an inappropriate dosage, frequency, duration, etc.
- Issues with written prescriptions, including illegibility
- Being unaware of or failing to take into account interactions between separate prescription medications
- Incorrectly filling a prescription
- Providing a patient with an incorrect prescription medication
- Confusing two medications (such as diazepam and diltiazem)
- Failing to specify a maximum daily dose
Pharmaceutical errors can also occur at the manufacturing stage. For example, if a pharmaceutical manufacturer creates an inherently dangerous drug but fails to remove the drug from the market, it may be held liable for any injuries or deaths that occur as a result. Similarly, if a batch of drugs becomes contaminated during the manufacturing process, the responsible pharmaceutical company can be held legally liable for damages.
How Our Firm Can Help
At Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, we understand just how complex these types of cases can be. You may not even realize that a defective drug or pharmaceutical mistake is responsible for your injuries or the death of your loved one. Our Virginia pharmaceutical error lawyers conduct in-depth investigations into each case we accept in order to determine the root cause of your damages, as well as who is responsible. We have handled cases involving an array of harmful and defective drugs, including Fen-Phen diet drugs that caused heart valve damage, cardioplegic, ADHD drugs that led to liver damage, Baycol, Zyprexa, and more.
Since 1979, our firm has been fighting for the rights of injured individuals and their families for decades throughout Virginia. We believe that negligent medical professionals should be held accountable for the harm they cause. Our legal team can help you realize your power and serve as your voice for justice. We have offices in Richmond and Virginia Beach; schedule a free and confidential consultation with us today.
To discuss your case with our team, call (888) 635-9500 now. We offer contingent fees, meaning there is no cost for you until we recover compensation on your behalf.