Medications can have a distinct impact on our lives – eliminating pain, curing illness and even saving lives. However, those same medications can be incredibly dangerous when they are distributed, tested or used incorrectly.
At the law office of O’Brien Batten & Kirtley, PLLC, a Lexington, Kentucky, medical malpractice law firm, we advocate zealously on behalf of individuals who have been injured or killed as a result of medication errors, helping them find the truth and fight for justice.
Experienced Representation For Medication Errors
At any stage between manufacturing a medication and consumption by a patient, negligence can cause medication errors with potentially fatal side effects. Liability for these errors may fall on pharmaceutical companies, doctors, pharmacies, nurses or other medical professionals for:
- Defects in manufacturing
- Marketing a drug for treatments not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- Prescribing an inappropriate drug
- Distributing or administering the wrong drug
- Prescribing, distributing or administering the wrong dosage of a drug
- Failing to identify potential drug reactions
Whether medications errors are the result of miscommunications, distractions, insufficient warnings or mistakes in a patient’s chart, the injuries caused by these negligent actions are preventable. At the law office of O’Brien Batten & Kirtley, PLLC, we are dedicated to hold medical professionals accountable for these mistakes.
Our seasoned trial attorneys have more than 80 years of combined legal experience and are passionate about helping clients secure full and fair compensation for their injuries. Clients are our main focus, which is why we strive to be accessible and proactive in answering their questions, addressing their concerns and keeping them informed about updates with their case.