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Portland Medication Error Attorney

Standing Up For Victims in Oregon

Medical science has advanced tremendously to the point that there is a medicine for almost every ailment we may suffer. Unfortunately, this only further emphasizes the necessity for attentive and competent medical care. With so much room for medication error, it is essential that doctors ensure that they are properly diagnosing illnesses and prescribing medications accordingly. Even the slightest mistake can have tragic consequences.

At The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., we have been passionate advocates for the rights of victims of medical malpractice for more than two decades. We believe that practitioners should be held to a high standard of professionalism and competence, as they hold our lives in their hands. Our Portland medical malpractice lawyer has the experience that you need to pursue justice for the wrongs done to you by a medical professional.

The Consequences of a Medication Error

These errors are an all-too-common and serious malpractice occurrence. As medications can have harmful effects on our bodies, it is crucial to ensure that we are taking the right substances at the right amounts. A patient can easily suffer injury or impairment from an incorrectly prescribed medicine if he or she has allergies, or if a medicine was prescribed on a misdiagnosis.

Additionally, improper dosage can lead to a worsened existing condition or an overreaction to the drug administered. This can require immediate emergency care, further treatment, and even death. If you have lost a loved one to a medication error, our team at The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C. will not only fight to pursue the maximum compensation that you deserve, but we will also seek to have the hospital change its policies so as to ensure such a tragedy never happens again.

Examples of prescription and medication errors include but are not limited to:

  • Overdosing patients
  • Administration of an improper medication
  • Administration of an improper amount of the correct medication
  • Administration of a medication to the wrong patient
  • Failure to administer necessary medication
  • Incorrectly prescribed medications
  • Mistakes made by the pharmacy
  • Failure to warn the patient of potential side affects
  • Failure to screen the patient for applicable allergies or other prescriptions and medications he or she is taking that could impact use of the medication
  • Anesthesia errors

While medications are designed to be remedies for injuries and illnesses, they can have tragic consequences if administered incorrectly. Medical professionals go through years of highly intensive training to learn which medications treat which illnesses and should take any and all necessary precautions to ensure they are writing the right prescriptions. Our team will consult with medical experts to determine whether a competent doctor would have prescribed the right medication and prevented your injury from occurring.

Holding Healthcare Practitioners Accountable in Portland

At The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C., our medical malpractice lawyer is dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients. This means that we are prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve the outcome that you deserve. With an impressive network of medical specialists throughout the country, rest assured that we are prepared to provide the expert testimony necessary to prove the veracity of your medical malpractice case.

We are devoted to aggressively and ethically representing our clients in Salem, Portland, Eugene, Klamath Falls, Coos Bay, Pendleton, Medford, Newport, and surrounding communities. Schedule your free case evaluation and begin the process of moving forward with your life after a serious medication error.