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North Carolina Medication Error Attorney

Prescription medication is supposed to heal us. It usually does. However, a medication error can make a bad condition worse. It can even be fatal. At the Melvin Law Firm, our North Carolina medication error attorneys have helped many people get fair and just compensation for medication errors made by doctors and pharmacies.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a medication error, contact the Melvin Law Firm for an initial consultation with a lawyer.

Common Causes of Medication Error

The most common type of medicine error involves not the type, but the dose. Too little, and the medicine is ineffective. Too much, and the medicine may have side effects and other unanticipated consequences. Prescriptions with poor handwriting cause medication errors when the pharmacist or nurse misreads the doctor’s note and either gives the wrong dose or a completely different medication.

If a patient is taking more than one medication, it is the healthcare provider’s responsibility to monitor their drug intake. A mix of the wrong medications can be fatal in some cases. If a doctor or nurse is especially careless, they won’t test for or ask about allergies, which can lead to serious injury or death.

Doctor and nurse malpractice lawsuits can get very complex. If you are considering bringing a lawsuit, you need a qualified, professional lawyer on your side. Call the Melvin Law Firm, and put our experience and background to work on your behalf.

Contact a North Carolina medication error attorney today for an initial consultation.

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