Can I Sue My Doctor for Making a Medication Error in New Jersey?

You likely relied on a medical professional in your time of need to help get you back on the right track. You likely also trusted them to prescribe and dose the correct medication to heal you. This is why it is devastating if they made a medical error, whether it be due to medical malpractice or negligence, that left you with a drastic, long-lasting, or even permanent impact on your quality of life. So, if a doctor prescribed you the wrong medication and you were harmed as a result, you must understand your legal options and your eligibility to file a medical malpractice claim. Read on to learn how a seasoned Morris County, New Jersey medication errors lawyer at The Macri Law Firm can guide you through each phase of the process ahead.

What are common medication errors that constitute a medical malpractice claim in the state of New Jersey?

Unfortunately, there are a wide array of mistakes that physicians and pharmacists can make when it comes to prescribing, administering, and distributing medications to patients. Some of the most common types of medication errors that occur in the state of New Jersey are as follows:

  • A physician prescribes the wrong type of medication.
  • A physician prescribes the wrong dosage of a medication.
  • A physician prescribes a medication while failing to account for a patient’s medical history and/or allergies.
  • A physician chooses the wrong route for administering medication.
  • A pharmacist neglects to follow a doctor’s prescription.

What should I do if my doctor made a medication error?

Usually, simply prescribing a medication that does not accomplish the desired effect does not necessarily qualify for a medical malpractice claim. However, if you can prove that your doctor prescribed a medication that an otherwise reasonable physician would not have prescribed and that you were harmed and incurred significant damages as a result, you have a good chance of having a valid case against the negligent doctor.

With that being said, the most important thing you can do is retain the services of a knowledgeable Morris County, New Jersey medical malpractice lawyer who can help you pursue the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. Without one of our lawyers, your chances of recovering your rightful compensation are severely reduced. We have fought for countless individuals just like you over the years, so you have come to the right place. Give us a call today to schedule your free initial consultation to kickstart your medical malpractice claim.


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