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
Medication 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
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
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.
devoted to aggressively and ethically representing the victims of medical
malpractice 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