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Medication Error Attorney in Albuquerque

Helping Victims of Medication Errors in New Mexico

Medication error are most effectively pursued under the guidance of an experienced professional, and at our office that is exactly what you will get. For more than 40 years, the attorneys at James Wood Law have aggressively pursued personal injury cases of every nature, and our office is intimately familiar with lawsuits and claims involving medical malpractice.

Medication errors are such a widespread issue across the U.S. that an entire branch of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been devoted to attending to the problem. 

The Division of Medication Error Prevention and Analysis (DMEPA) exists within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), and its purpose is to thoroughly review reports on medication errors of every nature, from prescription drug errors, to generic drug errors, to over-the-counter drug errors.

Cases of medical malpractice that are brought to James Wood Law are often related to issues concerning some type of medication error. For this reason, our lead Albuquerque medication injury lawyer frequently refers to the research that is conducted by federal professionals who work in the DMEPA.

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Understanding Medication Errors and Legal Recourse

As the FDA's Division of Medication Error Prevention and Analysis indicates, mistakes that relate back to the medication that has been provided to a patient can result from a number of different things. Common among these causal factors is the theme of medical negligence, as has been identified on more than one occasion by attorneys who are confronted with claims of this nature.

Among the many tasks involved in the work of a DMEPA employee is the review of brand-name medications, specifically looking at their labeling, packaging, and design. The intent behind this thorough assessment is to help prevent unsafe drugs from being approved, and consequently, resulting in any form of medication error.

 These errors still occur, however, and in many cases the problem can be traced back to the medical provider who initially issued the drug.

Among the nearly 1.3 million people who are injured in the U.S. each year after suffering from a medication error, many are the victims of a doctor's own professional negligence. An FDA study that was conducted between 1993 and 1998 revealed that the most common cause of medication errors among suffering patients could be tied back to the doctors and pharmacists who administered the incorrect dosage of the patient's medication. In fact, incorrect dosages accounted for 41% of all fatal medication errors that were investigated in the study.

Additional sources of medication error included administering the wrong drug to patients in need, as well as using the incorrect route of administration. Together, these methods accounted for a total of 16% of the medication errors that were investigated in the FDA's study. 

According to its findings, among the patients who were most at risk of being harmed by a medication error were persons over the age of 60. The study's findings, however, did not exclude any age group, concluding that people of all ages are susceptible to the harms of medical malpractice that can be related to an error in medication.

How to Claim Compensation for Medication Error Injuries

If you or a loved one has suffered from medical negligence, it is important to understand that you may be entitled to compensation for the damages and losses you have endured. At James Wood Law, our medication error attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the rights of victims and their families in Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico.

When pursuing a medical negligence case, it is crucial to gather evidence and build a strong legal claim. Our attorneys have the knowledge and resources to thoroughly investigate your case, consult with medical experts, and establish the negligence of the healthcare provider or facility.

You may be able to recover damages for:

  • Medical expenses, including past and future treatments
  • Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering/emotional distress
  • Wrongful death (for fatal medication errors)

Our legal team understands the physical, emotional, and financial toll that medical negligence can take on individuals and their families. We are committed to providing personalized attention and aggressive representation to help you obtain the compensation you deserve after a medication mistake.

Proving Negligence in Albuquerque Medication Error Cases

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a medication error, it is important to understand your rights and options for seeking compensation. Medical negligence cases can be complex, but our experienced team at James Wood Law is here to guide you through the process and fight for the justice you deserve.

When pursuing a medication error claim, it is crucial to establish the following:

  • Proof of a doctor-patient relationship
  • Evidence of the healthcare professional's negligence
  • A direct link between the negligence and the harm caused
  • The extent of damages suffered as a result

At James Wood Law, we are committed to holding negligent healthcare professionals accountable and helping you recover the compensation you deserve. 

Contact us today at (505) 906-6774 to discuss your case with an Albuquerque medication error lawyer in a free consultation and learn more about your legal options. 

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