Medication errors drug interactions

Medical Information Provided By: Dr. Krista Kurtyan, M.D.
Legal Information Provided By: Hartley Hampton, J.D. and Christopher King, J.D.

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Complications from drug interactions, drug dispensing errors, and overdose cause serious harm to thousands of Americans every year. Causes of medication injuries include incorrectly filling prescriptions, illegible prescriptions, prescription preparation errors, inadequate monitoring, and many other issues. An error in the medication process can cause a chain reaction, leading to long-term health consequences. At Hampton & King, we understand that medication errors often happen because of medical negligence. We do not take these matters lightly!

When you retain our counsel, we will thoroughly investigate your claim to discover the extent of liability and the compensation you deserve. Contact our Houston law offices!

Serious Conditions Resulting from Medication Errors

Serious medical conditions can result from prescribing the wrong medication or providing the wrong dose to a patient.

At Hampton & King, we represent clients in cases involving:

  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Syndrome (TEN)
  • Coagulation errors
  • Anti-platelet medication errors
  • Dangerous drug interactions
  • Prescription errors

These issues can result from all types of negligence. From a carelessly prescribed medication to incorrect dosages to dangerous drug interactions, even a seemingly minor mistake can result in serious health repercussions for patients. No one understands that more than our staff, which includes a certified doctor and a Ph.D. nurse. When we evaluate cases, their insight helps us identify precisely where and when negligence occurred—equipping us to hold your doctor or your hospital accountable.

Anesthesia Errors

Under the umbrella of medication errors is anesthesia errors—one of the most damaging and most feared medical malpractice events in existence. While relatively rare, fear of these events is not unreasonable. Improperly administered anesthesia can result in genuinely terrible consequences for patients, including paralysis, permanent brain damage, coma, lung collapse, and fatal injuries.

Recorded instances of anesthesia errors include:

  • Misintubation or inadvertent intubation
  • Right mainstem bronchus intubation
  • Propofol overdose
  • Midazolam (or Versed) overdose
  • Benzodiazepine or Xanax toxicity (aka alprazolam)

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With more than 60 years of collective experience, our Texas medical malpractice attorneys have earned a reputation throughout the south Texas legal community for providing vigorous and thorough representation for clients suffering from medication or drug dispensing errors. Our firm employs a registered nurse, who coordinates the efforts of a team of professionals that work on our clients’ behalf.

You are not alone during this time. Call Hampton & King for reliable legal counsel.

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