- Recent studies of medical errors have estimated errors may account for as many as 251,000 deaths annually in the United States
- Error rates are significantly higher in the U.S. than in other developed countries such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the United Kingdom (U.K)
- Medication Errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the USA after Heart Disease and Cancer
(National Institue of Health)
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Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer.
If you or someone you love has suffered from a medication error, an attorney from our Pittsburgh-based firm, serving all areas of Pennsylvania, can help. Filing a medication error lawsuit can help you obtain just and fair compensation for damages. At Frischman & Rizza, P.C., our team of attorneys has extensive experience with medical malpractice litigation, and we can protect your rights. If you are interested in learning more about filing a medication error lawsuit or you would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact our Pittsburgh law office today.
Common & Dangerous Errors
A medication error is any preventable event in which a patient may be harmed as a result of taking medication, and can occur when a healthcare provider prescribes an incorrect dosage of a medicine, fails to take into account existing medical prescriptions that may interfere with the medicine being prescribed, prescribes an improper medication, or prescribes a medication that conflicts with pre-existing and known allergies. Any of these actions mean that the healthcare provider failed to abide by the accepted standard of care. Since 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that it has received more than 95,000 complaints of medication errors, though the actual number of errors, the FDA states, is likely higher.
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Our attorneys can provide you with sound legal advice and representation if you have suffered from a medication error. An experienced medical malpractice attorney from our Pittsburgh law firm can review your medication error lawsuit free of charge and determine its merit. You can rest assured that we will keep you informed about your claim and will advise you of your options so that you can make an educated decision regarding a suitable course of action. At Frischman & Rizza, P.C., we strongly believe that healthcare providers must be held accountable when their negligent actions result in injury or death. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable medication error attorney, contact our law firm today.