It can be frustrating to face an extended illness or injury that could have been prevented by attention to detail and proper instructions. Pharmaceutical liability cases can stem from medication errors, undetected drug interactions or defective medications. At times, the wrong medication can be prescribed or the wrong medication can be filled by a pharmacist. In all of these situations, it is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced attorney.
At Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, our Stamford pharmaceutical products liability claims attorneys have extensive experience guiding clients through a wide range of personal injury cases. A recent study published by the Agency for Health Research and Quality states that more than 770,000 injuries and deaths are caused by adverse drug effects each year. These numbers and the potential for devastating side effects leave many families struggling to cope emotionally, physically and financially. An experienced lawyer can carefully examine your situation and provide legal advice on how best to proceed.
Dangerous Drug Claims in Connecticut
The American Hospital Association has identified four of the most common categories of medication errors:
- Incomplete patient information: Not taking an accurate patient history might mask the patient's allergies, other medicines he or she is taking and previous diagnoses.
- Unavailable drug information: Medications must carry up-to-date warnings and information about possible side effects.
- Miscommunication of drug orders: Several factors can result in miscommunication between the doctor and the pharmacist, including poor handwriting, confusion between drugs with similar names, confusion of dosing units and inappropriate abbreviations.
- Environmental factors: Several factors might distract a medical professional from the proper prescription of medication. These distractions can be dangerous and even fatal.
Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC, offers free consultations in all personal injury cases. For additional information about our experience and approach to client representation in Connecticut dangerous drug claims cases, contact us at either of our Fairfield County locations.
We represent clients statewide and handle all of our products liability cases on a contingency basis. There are no legal fees to pay unless we win.