Boise Medication Error Attorneys

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Boise Medication Error Attorneys

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Boise Medication Error Attorneys

We fight for patients suffering due to medication errors throughout the state of Idaho

Improper dosages, medications, or other errors can have grave consequences. Because doctors see so many patients on a day-to-day basis, a tremendous burden is put on the entire healthcare staff.  Medication errors have unfortunately become a common mishap, partly as a byproduct of this demand. They are a very serious problem and affect many patients across the United States every year. The results of an improper dosage, incorrect prescription, or another error can lead to sustained illness or even death. We can help you recover damages if you were a victim of a prescription medication mistake

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Trust worthy, honest, efficient, and effective – all words that describe John Edwards and his staff! Working with the team at Hepworth Holzer helped me focus on getting well and not on the financial worries of my situation.

Kathy Crowley

John Edwards and his staff are excellent. They took the time to explain the process completely and worked hard to ensure I would get the most out of my settlement. John is a very caring lawyer who cares more about his cleint then the possible gain from the end results. He was able to work with my insurance company to lower their reimbursement to the lowest possible amount and even ensured I would be taken care of with furture clains by waiving co-pays for my shoulder and neck injury.

Lee Morris

Mr Holzer has an above-and-beyond, do the right thing approach to life. He is caring and thorough. I’m grateful to know him and have his assistance!

Sarah Brown

Charlie Hepworth provided excellent legal services to my husband and I. In 2015, I was struck by a semi-truck on the connector and spent five weeks in the hospital. Charlie was referred to us by a friend and we were so fortunate to have him on board. He was compassionate, knowledgeable, highly experienced, and guided us every step of the way. We are pleased with the outcome and having Charlie on our team certainly made the long process of recovery a bit easier.

Guy H.

I am writing specifically about John Kluksdal. The work that he did for me was nothing but amazing. When it was time to go into my settlement hearing, he worked extremely hard and was able to get a justifiable settlement. He’s great!

Guy H.
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Boise Medication Error Attorneys

We fight for patients suffering due to medication errors throughout the state of Idaho

Improper dosages, medications, or other errors can have grave consequences. Because doctors see so many patients on a day-to-day basis, a tremendous burden is put on the entire healthcare staff.  Medication errors have unfortunately become a common mishap, partly as a byproduct of this demand. They are a very serious problem and affect many patients across the United States every year. The results of an improper dosage, incorrect prescription, or another error can lead to sustained illness or even death. We can help you recover damages if you were a victim of a prescription medication mistake

An Overview of Medication Errors

Medication errors are a rampant problem, as they cause approximately 1.3 million injuries to United States residents each year and, on average, more than one fatality per day. With more than 10,000 prescription medications accessible to clinicians in the United States, and with nearly one in three Americans taking five or more prescription medications, it is paramount that medical professionals exercise the utmost care and caution in prescribing medications. There are many types of medication errors, and they can result in anything from temporary discomfort to death. These errors can be considered medical malpractice.

Types of Medication Errors

From the prescribing clinician to the healthcare professional administering the medication, multiple parties can make mistakes in more ways than one, including:

  • Prescribing error – An incorrect drug selection, dosage, quantity, concentration, or rate of admission
  • Improper dosing – A greater or lesser amount of medication than is required to treat the patient’s condition
  • Improper administration – Using the wrong administration technique, such as oral instead of intravenous
  • Omission – A failure to provide a dose of medication
  • Time error – Giving a medication outside of a predetermined time interval
  • Wrong dose – Administering the wrong dose of the correct prescription
  • Preparation error – An incorrect formulation of a medication
  • Communicative error – A lack of communication between a healthcare professional and prescribing physician

Although pharmacists, doctors, and nurses undergo years of education and training, they are still subject to human error.

Why Medication Errors Occur

Between prescribing, repackaging, dispensing, administering, and monitoring medications, distribution system failures happen. As patients, we would like to think that medication errors are exceedingly rare, but they are not. Why do they happen?

  • Distraction – A rise in patient demand increases the likelihood that practitioners will misread labels and administer incorrect medications
  • Exhaustion – Longer hours increase the odds that an overworked physician will make reading errors and suffer from a lapse in judgment
  • Lack of understanding – Practitioners who lack knowledge of how specific drugs work, what they are named, and their side effects are more likely to make mistakes
  • Incomplete patient information – A lack of information regarding patient allergies, other medications, and previous diagnoses increase the probability of medication errors

Although pharmacists, doctors, and nurses undergo years of education and training, they are still subject to human error. Long hours and distractions can plague the best physician. Whether the wrong medication, dose, or directions were given, the majority of medication errors are preventable.

Receiving Damages for a Medication Error

You cannot sue a hospital, pharmacist, or physician simply because you experience troubling side effects when taking prescription medications. Instead, you will need to prove that you suffered an injury as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Without the help of an experienced attorney, it is difficult to prove liability and near impossible to know what damages you are eligible to receive. The attorneys at Hepworth Holzer can review your case to identify the specific error or careless behavior and detail the ways in which you were negatively impacted. With our help, you can receive compensation for medical bills, lost income, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering.

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“During one of the most difficult times my family has ever gone through, the firm of Hepworth Holzer was our saving grace. Kurt Holzer, John Kluksdahl, and the rest of the firm worked tirelessly to get justice for our mother who was needlessly killed as a result of a drunken driving crash involving a negligent company. They not only secured an unprecedented settlement for my sisters and I, but also supported us during the criminal trial. I could not recommend this firm more!”
– W.D.
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Call Our Boise Medical Error Attorneys Today For Your Free Case Review & Evaluation

If you have been harmed by a hospital, pharmacist, or physician’s negligence, contact a medication error attorney at Hepworth Holzer. Working on behalf of the people of Idaho since 1952, our team has helped many clients maximize their compensation. Call us today.

Call Our Boise Medical Error Attorneys Today For Your Free Case Review & Evaluation

If you have been harmed by a hospital, pharmacist, or physician’s negligence, contact a medication error attorney at Hepworth Holzer. Working on behalf of the people of Idaho since 1952, our team has helped many clients maximize their compensation. Call us today.

Call Our Boise Medical Error Attorneys Today For Your Free Case Review & Evaluation

If you have been harmed by a hospital, pharmacist, or physician’s negligence, contact a medication error attorney at Hepworth Holzer. Working on behalf of the people of Idaho since 1952, our team has helped many clients maximize their compensation. Call us today.

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