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Medication Errors

You shouldn't have to suffer because of someone else's mistakes. We can help.

Doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other medical professionals can cause serious harm when they prescribe or administer the wrong medication to patients. Instead of improving, a patient's medical condition can get worse. And in many instances, people who take the wrong drugs can develop other medical problems that can prove fatal if not diagnosed or treated in a timely manner.

Attorney George S. Johnson understands the seriousness of mix-ups involving drugs. That's because he has worked with people throughout Georgia harmed by taking the wrong medication. If you or someone you love has been harmed in this manner, call us or complete the online contact form right away. George wants to learn more about exactly what happened. He wants to hear your story. And he wants to help your family get your lives back on track.

Medical malpractice cases involving medication errors can be extremely complicated. And if you wait to take legal action, your ability to obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve could be jeopardized. Don't take chances with your future. Take action. Contact our law firm.

What are common medication errors?

Medication errors occur for many different reasons. Here are some of the most common causes:

Whatever type of medication error you're dealing with, George can help you with all the paperwork associated with your case. That way, you can focus on what really matters - getting better as soon as possible.

How attorney George S. Johnson can help you

Many hospitals, pharmacies and health care providers deny any wrongdoing when it comes to medication errors. Instead, they might claim they did the best they could to treat you or a loved one. They might even try to blame you, saying you made a mistake and took the wrong drug by accident.

Don't let them intimidate you. You know the truth. They made a mistake, and now they need to be held accountable for their actions. Attorney Johnson can help you build a strong legal case against whoever harmed you or your loved one. He knows what evidence to look for, and he's not afraid to take your case to court if necessary.

The time to take legal action started the second your health crisis began. If you wait too long to respond, you could forfeit your right to obtain compensation, according to Georgia's statute of limitations' laws. You shouldn't have to pay for someone else's mistakes. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation right now.

Prescribing the wrong medication

Doctors often misdiagnose patients' medical conditions. As a result, the doctor then prescribes the wrong medication. When these mistakes happen, the patient may experience serious health problems and dangerous side effects. The consequences can even be fatal. With so much at stake, it's critical to contact our law firm right away if you or a loved one was prescribed the wrong medication. We can help you obtain the compensation you need to get your life back on track.

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Administering the wrong medication

Nurses and other health care professionals sometimes give patients the wrong medications. These errors can occur for many different reasons, including misreading a person's medical chart or grabbing the wrong medication container. Whatever the reason, it's important to take legal action as soon as possible. Otherwise, evidence might not exist several weeks or months from now. We know what evidence to look for and how to compile that information into a strong legal case. That's why we want to meet with you as soon as possible.

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Dangerous drug interactions

Numerous drugs contain warnings not to combine them with other medications due to dangerous side effects. And even if certain drugs can normally be safely combined, such a combination can be harmful for certain people. That's why doctors, nurses and other health care professionals need to monitor patients carefully and read their medical records for a history of similar problems in the past. Otherwise, you or a loved one could experience serious health problems due to a dangerous drug interaction. Our law firm can investigate your claim. We're here for you when you need us most.

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Mislabeled medications

When pharmacists or other medical professionals put the right medications in the wrong containers, patients are often given different medications. As a result, they can experience dangerous side effects and serious medical problems. Such cases might seem straightforward. But the reality is gathering the evidence you need to build a strong legal case (even when someone clearly made a mistake) can be extremely difficult. Whoever made the mistake will likely deny any wrongdoing. And you'll likely face numerous attorneys determined to deny or reduce your claim. That's not right. That's why we want to help you get the justice you deserve.

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Look alike, sound alike drugs

Many drugs and drug names look and sound alike. That's why medication errors involving look alike/sound alike (LASA) drugs are so common. Examples of LASA drugs include:

  • Celebrex and Celexa
  • Epinephrine and Ephedrine
  • Lovaza and Lorazepam
  • OxyContin and Oxycodone
  • Phenobarbital and Pentobarbital

Whether you or a loved one was given the wrong medication because someone misheard the name of the drug or different drugs look similar, we can help you hold whoever made the mistake responsible for their actions. The consequences of taking the wrong drug can be serious and even deadly in certain circumstances. We can make sure your case receives the attention it rightfully deserves. We're on your side.

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Our location

The Law Office of George S. Johnson, LLC

One Decatur Town Center
150 E Ponce de Leon Avenue, Suite 225
Decatur, GA 30030
Phone: (404) 378-5878
Toll Free: (866) 904-6653