Medical Malpractice: Prescribing and Administering Medications
Powerful new wonder drugs and off-label uses for old medicines increase the potential for harm to patients. Combined with overscheduled doctors and understaffed hospitals, medication errors are a growing problem and a grave threat to millions of vulnerable patients.
The medical malpractice team at Feldman Morgado provides the experience and resources to link the serious illness or death of a family member to negligence on the part of medical providers in writing prescriptions and administering drugs.
We take cases across Florida. Contact us today for a free case evaluation if you suspect that medicine hurt, rather than healed, your loved one.
We also handle lawsuits against drug store chains and pharmacists for pharmacy mistakes (wrong drug/wrong dose) leading to serious injury.
Tampa Medication Error Lawyer
We have handled a wide range of medical malpractice claims relating to prescription pharmaceuticals in a hospital setting:
- Excess dose/overdose
- Writing the wrong prescription
- Administering the wrong medication
- Failure to check for contraindications (drug allergies, cross-reactions)
- Failure to monitor patients
- Anesthesia errors
- Off-label use of potent medications
- Failure to warn of known side effects
Allergic reactions, double doses or giving a patient the wrong drug can result in death, coma, cardiac arrest, organ failure, brain damage and other horrific and irreversible outcomes. Although hospitals are required by law to report these errors, the nurses or doctors responsible will often try to cover their tracks. Our attorneys are skilled and aggressive at obtaining medical records and researching these cases to uncover the negligence.
A Duty to Warn
We have had substantial experience in suing physicians for off-label (unintended) use of highly toxic drugs that should be used only as a last resort. Namely, there are numerous drugs that come with FDA "black box" warnings of potentially lethal side effects. It is the doctor's duty (not the pharmaceutical manufacturer's) to warn the patient of these risks in no uncertain terms, and to carefully monitor the person for the duration of that drug therapy.
Contact a St. Petersburg Medical Error Lawyer
Call us at 866-578-1607 from anywhere in Florida to discuss a medication mistake by a hospital or physician. We have offices in the Tampa Bay area, Ocala, Naples, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami, and we can also handle your case without the need for you to travel to us.