Potential Pharmaceutical Negligent Practices
Some common pharmaceutical negligence practices can be grounds for a personal injury claim. These include:
Incorrect labeling, causing the patient to be given the wrong drug
Overlooking drug side effects pertinent to the patient’s medical history
Prescribing the incorrect drug for the case
Prescribing the incorrect dosage for the particular patient
Prescribing dangerous combinations of drugs which cause complications
Any medical mistakes could potentially injure or even kill a patient. Such a mistake constitutes medical malpractice and deserves to be sued.
We hold medical professionals accountable in medical malpractice lawsuits. Accountability should follow where there are any acts of omission and harmful results.
How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim?
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims varies in different states.
In Missouri, a plaintiff has two years from when the alleged negligence occurred to file a claim for medical malpractice.
Failure to file within this period will probably prevent you from pursuing a claim. However, there are exceptions.
When a medical device or foreign objects are implanted negligently or improperly, the statute of limitations period only starts after the discovery. Moreover, minor children have until their twentieth birthday to file a claim.
You cannot file a medical malpractice lawsuit in MO more than ten years after the alleged treatment error. This is regardless of its type or when it was discovered.
What Types of Damages Can Be Recovered in a Medical Negligence Claim?
General, special, and, rarely, punitive damages can be awarded in a medical negligence action.
General damages include compensation for:
Effects of long-term or permanent disability
Mental and physical pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
Inability to pursue hobbies or participate in activities
Loss of consortium
Special damages are also known as economic damages and include:
Anticipated future medical bills
Time missed at work
Other lost income
The inability of the patient to earn a living in the future
Our Springfield Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help
You may have suffered an injury due to medical or pharmaceutical errors. Perhaps you or a loved one is the victim of a harmful medical procedure or medicine. At Buchanan, Williams & O’Brien, experienced medical malpractice attorneys work hard to bring our clients the justice they deserve.
Our medical malpractice lawyers can help you establish strong evidence of the medical negligence injuries you suffered, assess your damages, and represent you in court.
We understand that hiring medical malpractice lawyers can be costly. That’s why working with us will not cost you a single dime until you are compensated.
Contact us today and allow us to assist you in recovering compensation.