Three Types Of Personal Injury Claims That Involve Prescription Medications

Posted on: 6 May 2019

Not every personal injury case that involves prescription medications is the same. Prescription medications can be harmful and cause you injury in different ways. Here are three different types of personal injury claims that involve prescription medications that can occur. 

Improper Dosing Claims

One of the types of personal injury claims that involve prescription medications is improper dosing claims. In some cases, a doctor, nurse, or physician assistant may miscalculate the dosage of the medication they are prescribing for you. This can make you sick, lead to a reaction, or even cause an overdose. Often times, the pharmacy catches this error, but not always. If you have sought medical treatment, the doctor believes the symptoms are related to an overdose of the medication, and you took the medication as prescribed, you may have a case. 

Medical Negligence Claims

Another type of personal injury claim that involves prescription medications is medical negligence claims. These types of claims most often stem from a caretaker or nurse improperly giving a patient medications. The caretaker may give the patient the wrong medications, may give them too much or too little of the medications, or may give the doses too close or too far apart. Often times, this is not done on purpose; it is simply an error. However, if the error or mistake injured you, such as causing a condition to worsen due to the lack of medications or the improper medications causing health problems, you may be able to file a personal injury case. 

Harmful Medication Claims

The final type of personal injury claim that involves prescription medication is a harmful medication claim. Most often, these types of claims wind up being class action lawsuits. If you have taken a medication as prescribed, the medication had side effects that were not advertised to you, and you developed these side effects, you may be able to file this type of claim. For example, if you take medications for a kidney problem and the kidney problem causes heart problems that you and your doctor did not know about, you may be able to file a personal injury case. 

If you have been injured due to a prescription medication and had to seek medical treatment, you may be eligible to file a personal injury case. A personal injury lawyer can help you determine if you have a case that can be won. Contact a personal injury lawyer today to schedule your consultation. 


Always Know Your Renter's Rights

After my mother suffered a fall on the icy steps of her apartment building, I learned a lot about renter's rights, and I want to share my story and tips to help others. My mother was extremely afraid to pursue action against the apartment owners who were at fault for her fall due to fear she would be kicked out of her apartment. I found out that there are state laws that protect apartment renters from retaliation for asserting their rights as renters. However, it is very important to have any attorney on your side when you pursue a personal injury lawsuit against an apartment owner; the owner is less likely to even try to illegally evict you if they know you have an attorney already on your side. I hope you can learn a lot from my story and the other tips I share on this blog!