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Irvine Medication Error Lawyer

Critical Mistakes

It is understandable how a doctor, pharmacist or nurse could make a mistake regarding medication. The factors are complicated, and they are often working in an over-hurried, stressful environment. Although the causes of mistakes like this are easily understood, the results of these mistakes cannot be taken lightly. In many cases, a simple decimal point error can lead to severe illness, injury or wrongful death of the patient.

At Fernandez & Lauby LLP, we help protect elderly patients and their families from the ill-effects of nursing home medication errors. From our Riverside and Irvine offices, our lawyers represent clients throughout Southern California.

Causes of Nursing Home Medication Errors

Medication errors can be caused by:

  • Doctors: Doctors can make errors in prescribing medication. In some occasions, doctors fail to read the entire chart, so they are unaware of other ailments or other prescriptions that would react poorly to what they prescribe. In other cases, they make simple mathematical or typographical errors that result in severe over-medication or under-medication.
  • Pharmacists: Pharmacists make mistakes, too, including adding too much or too little of an active ingredient or incorrectly mixing the medications.
  • Nurses and other medical aides: The nurses and aides are the ones administering the medications to the nursing home patients. Understaffed and usually in a rush, it is easy for medical assistants to make mistakes regarding their patients' medications.

We will fight to protect your rights and obtain fair compensation for the suffering you have endured as a result of a medication error.

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Talk with one of our nursing home medical negligence lawyers to find out how our highly experienced and resourceful team can help serve your case. Call 951-321-6009, 888-959-8508 toll free, or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an elderly rights protection lawyer from Fernandez & Lauby LLP.

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