Medication Errors


Medication errors account for approximately a quarter of medical malpractice cases, with failure to administer the proper dosage the most common medication error. Medication errors can occur anywhere in the treatment process, from a doctor making an error when prescribing a drug, to a pharmacy filling the prescription incorrectly, to a nurse administering the drug incorrectly. More than a third of the time, the medication error involves giving the patient the wrong dose.

Even an illegible handwriting can also be a factor in some medication errors, but hospitals that care about providing quality health services seek ways to minimize drug overdoses and medication errors. Medication errors can be avoided with proper training, technology, and standardized medical procedures. If only hospitals would make the effort.

We will also fight for compensation to cover everything that you may face in the future. Medication error cases often involve long term needs for things such as future surgeries, specialized equipment, personal attendant care, and much more. Our goal is to provide full compensation for all of those needs so that you or your loved one can enjoy the very best quality of life possible and make the most of a difficult situation. After all, that is the least that you are entitled to.

Munawar & Andrews-Santillo LLP (‘Mlawfirm’) handles all kind of medication error cases involving:

  • Overdose
  • Dangerous drug combinations
  • Failure to monitor dosages
  • Allergic reactions
  • Side Effects

Medication errors can cause a variety of injuries ranging from minor injuries to severe injuries including brain damage, paralysis, neurological injury, and death. Those who prescribe medications that cause medication errors are responsible for resulting injuries to patients.

Our medication error attorney with experience in medical malpractice claims can help evaluate the circumstances of your injury or your loved one’s injury or death from a pharmaceutical error. Our attorney works with accredited medical experts to determine whether pharmacological and healthcare standards were met. A lawyer will be able to advise you of your legal options.

Medication errors are one of the hardest types of malpractice to detect. Frequently the medical professionals don’t admit their mistake (in fact they almost never admit their mistake). All a family knows is that their loved one has a new medical condition or died suddenly. It is important to bring your case to an experienced medical malpractice attorney who knows how to find issues like this if they are present. If you or a loved one suffered injury because of a drug interaction, drug overdose or other type of medication error, talk to an experienced New York medical malpractice lawyer at Mlawfirm for Free Consultation at (212)-400-4000 or