According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, medication errors cause at least one death each day, and injure well over a million people annually in the United States. Many of these errors take place in hospitals or other medical care facilities.
Medication errors may be caused by poor training of nurses or other medical professionals, confusion between similar product names, or even unclear writing on a medical chart. Common medication errors include administering the wrong medication, and administering the right medication in an incorrect dosage. Some injuries are caused by doctors prescribing medicine that is contraindicated for a particular patient, such as prescribing labetalol to a patient suffering from an asthma attack. No matter how a medication error occurs, the results can be serious, even deadly.
Patients must be able to trust their care providers to administer medicine properly. When a nurse or other professional breaches that duty of care, and a patient is harmed, medical malpractice has occurred.
Portland, Oregon Medication Error Attorneys
Huegli Fraser PC is experienced in dealing with Oregon medication error cases. Medication error matters, like other medical malpractice cases, require significant resources, experience and preparation to resolve successfully. Because of the complex nature of these lawsuits, many attorneys decline to take these cases. Located in Portland, Huegli Fraser PC is one of a few Oregon law firms that accepts medication error cases.
We are skilled in investigating and preparing these cases, and we work closely with the medical experts whose testimony helps win them. Our attorneys have over 45 years' combined experience in medical negligence and malpractice cases, and have resolved numerous cases in our clients' favor for over one million dollars. In total, we have recovered over 100 million dollars for our clients.
If you've been a victim of medication error, your focus is on your recovery and the well-being of your family. Huegli Fraser works to lift the financial burden from your shoulders so you can concentrate on what really matters to you.
Medication Error Injury Attorneys Serving Portland and All of Oregon
If you have been harmed by the negligence of a nurse, doctor, or other medical professional in prescribing or administering medicine, you have only a limited time to take legal action. Contact the experienced Portland hospital negligence attorneys of Huegli Fraser PC. We will offer you a clear, honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, and help you explore your options.
Huegli Fraser serves Portland and the surrounding areas, working with clients throughout Oregon. Contact us at (971) 266-8877. We look forward to working with you.