Legal Cases

We’ve represented many individuals and families who have been seriously injured as a result of a medication error, and have achieved substantial financial compensation on their behalf.  Below are just a few of their stories:

A woman who had a known allergy to iodine (and who indicated the allergy on her patient information form, was nevertheless administered an injection that contained iodine.  She suffered a severe allergic reaction leading to respiratory arrest and anoxic brain injury.

  • An elderly woman died following the administration of a prescribed medication that was contraindicated given the other drugs she was already prescribed.  As a result, she suffered an irreversible hypoglycemic incident and passed away shortly thereafter.
  • A woman was caused to overdose on Coumadin due to a hospital’s laboratory error.  As a result, she suffered a massive internal bleed and died.
  • A child received a medication that had been prepared by a mail-order pharmacy that had negligently prepared a prescription for anti-rejection medication.  Following the child’s heart procedure, the child suffered catastrophic injuries from the rejection of the transplanted heart.
  • A patient was improperly prescribed psychiatric drugs leading to numerous complications, including tardive dyskensia.
  • A teenager received the wrong dose of Depakote resulting in the need for a liver transplant.  He ultimately died.

    Your Case.  Our Cause.

    We Hold Manufacturers, Pharmacies and Healthcare Providers Accountable for Their Mistakes.

    What Kinds of Errors Happen in a Pharmacy?

    • Putting the wrong drug into the patient’s prescription bottle;
    • Putting the wrong dose of a medication into the patient’s prescription bottle;
    • Giving a patient a different patient’s medication;
    • Failing to advise the patient how to take the medication properly;
    • Failing to advise the patient of potential side effects or drug interactions;
    • Failure to call the ordering doctor for clarification if a prescription note is illegible; and
    • Improperly filling the prescription for a patient.

    What Kinds of Medication Mistakes Happen by Healthcare Providers?

    • Administering the wrong drug to the right patient;
    • Administering the right drug to the wrong patient;
    • Failing to advise the patient how to take the medication properly;
    • Failing to advise the patient of potential side effects or drug interactions; and
    • Failing to monitor the patient for adverse reactions and side effects.

    What Kinds of Drug Defects Occur?

    • Manufacturing Defects, meaning that the drug was manufactured improperly or has been contaminated and causes harm to the person who ingests it;
    • Side-Effect Defects, meaning that the drug was manufactured properly, but has an unexpected or unreasonable side effect resulting in harm to certain persons who ingest it; and
    • Warning Defects, meaning that the drug packaging or marketing did not include proper instructions, warnings, or recommendations for how to use the drug.

    If there is no recovery to you, there is no fee to us.

    The attorneys at Freiwald Law, P.C. hold doctors, nurses, hospitals, technicians, pharmacists, pharmacies and any other negligent parties accountable for injuries sustained due to a prescription errormedication mistake and/or drug defect.  We will launch a full investigation, and will prosecute all meritorious claims to achieve a just result for you and your family.  Victims of these types of errors may be entitled to compensation for:

    • Medical bills
    • Cost of Medical care
    • Lost of income
    • Diminished future earning capacity
    • Loss of enjoyment of life
    • Pain and suffering

    Medication errors happen more often than we know.  They often go unreported and can have traumatic consequences.  If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of a prescription errormedication mistake or drug defectContact Us for an evaluation of your potential claims.

    Call Our Toll-Free Number: 844.793.7767 (844 RX ERROR)

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