Medication Errors and Birth Injuries
Our Ohio law firm can help your family hold medical professionals accountable
Medication errors can have serious consequences, especially when it comes to pregnant women and infants. When these errors occur, the woman’s fetus or newborn child can sustain a serious birth injury. That’s why pharmaceutical errors are considered a fetal risk factor.
Each year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) receives reports of more than 100,000 medication errors. Another medical study estimates that more than 3.5 million people sustain injuries each year due to adverse drug events (ADEs) and medication errors, including 1 million people who require emergency room care, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
If you’re dealing with the consequences of a medication error involving an infant, it’s important that you take immediate steps to hold medical professionals accountable for their negligent actions. That’s why it’s critical that you contact The Lancione Law Firm right away.
Experienced Cleveland birth injury lawyer you can trust
Attorney John A. Lancione and his talented legal team have a well-earned national reputation for successfully resolving complex legal cases involving birth injury claims nationwide. Other lawyers routinely refer birth injury cases to our law firm. That’s because they know we know how to get the job done right.
When you have our law firm on your side, you can take an aggressive approach against medical professionals. We also promise to keep you informed about the progress of your case. And if you ever have a question, you can call attorney Lancione directly on his personal cellphone at any time. We do things different at The Lancione Law Firm. We put your best interests first.
We also believe that case results matter. That’s why we’re proud of the financial settlements and verdicts we have obtained for injury victims and their families. Since our law firm was founded, we have recovered more than $350 million and counting for our clients, including one of Ohio’s largest malpractice verdicts.
What are common medication errors?
Medication errors involving infants or pregnant women often involve certain types of mistakes. Such pharmaceutical errors include:
- Prescribing the wrong medication.
- Administering the wrong dosage amount, resulting in an overdose or another type of medication injury.
- Prescribing a dangerous combination of drugs, which can cause an adverse reaction.
- Giving the wrong medication to an infant or the mother.
- Delays in administering a medication to an infant or the mother.
These are just some of the medication errors that often occur during pregnancy, delivery or soon after the birth of an infant. Other situations often occur, which can have equally harmful consequences.
What are common injuries?
Birth injuries caused by medication errors can cover a wide range. Some of the most common injuries or illnesses include:
- Infections due to not being given the proper medication.
- Fetal brain injuries due to medication errors.
- Premature birth due to pharmaceutical errors.
- Baby being born underweight or underdeveloped.
- Breathing difficulties, either in the womb or soon after birth.
So many medical problems can occur due to medication errors. This is why doctors, nurses and other medical professionals need to be careful when prescribing and administering medications to pregnant women or their babies. Whatever the circumstances of your injury, make sure you have an experienced birth injury attorney on your side, investigating your case.
How can a lawyer help?
There are so many reasons why it’s critical that you have an attorney assisting you with your medication error claim, including:
- The medical professionals who caused your injury will likely hire a lawyer to defend their actions.
- Without an attorney, you may not be able to obtain the money you deserve for medical bills and other injury-related expenses, which can easily add up to thousands of dollars or significantly more.
- Your lawyer can negotiate with medical professionals and their attorneys on your behalf.
- If the at-fault party refuses to cooperate, your attorney can file a birth injury lawsuit on your behalf, seeking compensation in a court of law.
With so much at stake, you can’t afford to take chances with your future. This is why you need The Lancione Law Firm on your side.
You have rights. We can fight for them. Contact us
The clock is ticking after your birth injury. Often, you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action seeking compensation. This is due to deadlines known as statutes of limitations. Such deadlines vary from state to state and one situation to another. And if you miss the deadline that applies to your case, you could miss out on your only opportunity to obtain the money you rightfully deserve.
Learn more about how The Lancione Law Firm can help you. Contact us and schedule a free consultation with Ohio birth injury attorney John A. Lancione. You can reach us online or call (440) 331-6100 or (877) 515-4369 to schedule an appointment.