Errors in medication – professionals prescribing the wrong medicine, administering the wrong dosage or handing out incorrect instructions — each year injure almost 1,500,000 people in this country, and kill more than 7,000. If you or a family member may have been harmed by an incorrect prescription or other pharmaceutical problem, you should contact a Tulsa pharmaceutical injury attorney at the Tulsa Personal Injury Law Office at (918) 924-5528 without delay.
Healthcare providers may negligently prescribe a dangerous drug, or ignore dangerous interactions between a new drug and a patient’s allergies or one or more other drugs the patient already takes. A provider could also continue a medication so long, or prescribe incorrect dosages, that harm to the patient results. Busy or inattentive pharmacies, whether in a healthcare facility or a retail setting, may misfill a prescription or ignore interactions caused by drug combinations.
Pharmaceutical Industry Errors
Not all pharmaceutical injuries arise from medical malpractice by a professional working in a clinical setting. Even when a prescription is not misread or misfiled, patients can be harmed by drugs that cause extreme side-effects or pose undisclosed health risks. No doubt you can recall hearing about lawsuits over tragic cases where anti-depressant drugs prompted patient suicides, or hemophilia medicines caused patients to develop AIDS.
Similarly, even some over-the-counter products, like vitamins and supplements, can raise serious problems for their users. Some medical devices — joint replacements, heart pacemakers and stents, and much more — have also been found to be defective or unreasonably dangerous.
Sometimes, product makers have even been found to have cut corners in rushing a new drug or device to market, or to have promoted an existing product to health providers, urging them to prescribe it for other conditions for which it has not received government approval. Or they may have failed to meet their duty to disclose a serious problem later discovered with a product already on the market.
What to Do if You Have Experienced a Pharmaceutical Injury
If you think that a pharmaceutical product injured you or a member of your family, you should without delay get in touch with an experienced Tulsa pharmaceutical injury attorney. Pharmacy cases are rarely as simple as they may appear to those without expertise in the many complex factual and legal issues they can present. Complex scientific and legal questions often arise.
The Tulsa Personal Injury Law Office handles all types of pharmaceutical injury claims with competence and care. When you contact the Tulsa Personal Injury Law Office, you will be able to consult an experienced pharmaceutical injury attorney, who will help you review your options and evaluate your claim, free of any cost or obligation to you. We have extensive experience with pharmaceutical injury cases, and will carefully examine and explain the issues involved.
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If you hire us to work on your case, we will clearly explain the process, and sign a written agreement with you making clear that you will not have to pay us attorney’s fees or expenses unless you obtain for you a satisfactory settlement or win your case in court.
For a free, confidential pharmaceutical injury case evaluation contact us today at (918) 924-5528, toll free at (888) 447-7262 or send us a message using the form on the right side of this page.