Strong Advocacy For People Injured By Dangerous Medication

One of the most common types of medical malpractice stems from errors with medications and drugs prescribed in hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities. Many of these medication errors stem from poor communication, improper training or simple carelessness on the part of the doctors and pharmacists who are charged with protecting patients.

At the law firm of John J. Hopkins & Associates, our attorneys believe in holding people accountable for their mistakes, especially when those medication errors cause significant or fatal damage to patients. If you have been harmed by a medication error, we have the experience to properly evaluate your claim and pursue the compensation you deserve.

Give us a call today to discuss your specific situation. From our office in Alton, we serve clients throughout the Metro East area and across southern Illinois.

What Type Of Medication Error Injured You?

Doctor and nursing negligence is the cause of many medication errors in Illinois, and by pursuing claims of malpractice against those responsible, patient safety may be improved in the future while providing for the needs of those who have already been injured. Common medication errors include:

  • Prescription errors
  • Complications from Xarelto and other dangerous medications
  • Dosage errors
  • Adverse reactions and side effects
  • Dispensing errors
  • Labeling errors
  • Wrong medications
  • Drug interactions
  • Automated dispensing system errors

Medication errors can result in very serious consequences and adverse reactions that can lead to long term and fatal injuries. Obtaining compensation is not only important to pay for medical treatment, lost wages and other expenses, but also to provide a sense of justice and closure for victims and their families.

Did Your Doctor Ignore Warnings?

Every year, the federal Food and Drug Administration issues warnings or recalls medication because of unforeseen side-effects that can cause serious injury or death. Generally, the drug manufacturer faces liability for damages. However, a prescribing physician may also be held liable if it can be determined that the doctor acted negligently regarding side-effects or possible medical problems due to your condition or other medications you may already be taking.

Learn More About Our Medical Malpractice Law Firm

It is in your best interest to work with an attorney if you believe that you or someone you love has suffered an injury due to an avoidable medication error. Contact us at the law firm of John J. Hopkins & Associates, in Alton, to schedule a free initial consultation, where we will discuss your case and your options. Call us toll free at 888-779-6064. All cases are taken on a contingency basis.