Overdose of Medications as a Result of Mis-Prescription by Nurses and Pharmacies

Medication Errors in Chicago

When you or a loved one needs medical attention that results in the prescription of medication, you are probably under the assumption that you will get the appropriate amount. No more, no less. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. An overdose can have long-term adverse effects on your health or even lead to death.

Our Attorneys Can Help Determine the Cause of Nurse and Pharmacy Prescription Dosage Errors

These medical malpractice overdoses are caused by three different hospital mistakes. Firstly, a doctor may order too much or, secondly, a nurse may give too much. These are personal errors. At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we are experienced in handling these cases as well as the third, most significant error: a pharmacy dispenses too much medication that leads to overdose, unbeknownst to both the nurse and doctor. This third medical mistake is a process error and can be prevented.

It keeps costs down if a pharmacy buys drugs in large quantities, but this means that the division and dispersion of these medications must be handled carefully and with a high level of awareness. Lawmakers have been moving toward disabling pharmacies that overfill prescriptions, leading to patient overdose.

It can be hard to determine how an overdose occurred, but our the knowledgeable Chicago, Illinois, lawyers at Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, are well-versed in digging into the details of these cases. Our ultimate goal is to not only get you the compensation you deserve, but to also implement change in the processes that pharmacies and hospitals use so we can prevent these devastating events from occurring in the future.

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An overdose is a serious matter, to learn more how we can help, contact us. Our attorneys offer free initial consultations and contingency fees. Call (312) 346-8700.

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If you or a loved one are a victim of an injury, and you wonder if doctor or hospital error may have been one of the causes, you may have a medical malpractice claim. The qualified Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, have successfully litigated thousands of injury claims and obtained substantial awards for victims of medical malpractice in the Greater Chicago area. We have board-certified physicians and medically-trained attorneys ready to review your claim and help you or your loved one seek justice.

For a FREE Case Evaluation, call us at 312.346.8700 or contact us today via email.

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At Cirignani Heller & Harman, LLP, we represent Illinois clients in Chicago and throughout Cook County, including the cities of Cicero, Elgin, Schaumburg, Oak Park, Maywood, Berwyn, Elmhurst, Evanston, Skokie, Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Palatine and Hoffman Estates. We also help clients in DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, McHenry County, Will County and Winnebago County. If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Illinois, CHH Law is the law firm with attorneys that can help.

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