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Medication Errors

Thanks to advances in medical technology, prescription drugs help countless people live their healthiest and most fulfilling lives. Just as they can help people heal, however, they can also cause serious harm when prescribed or administered incorrectly.

At Zwiebel and Fairbanks, LLP, we can help you pursue compensation for your financial and nonmonetary losses after experiencing medical malpractice. From our office in Kingston, New York, we serve clients throughout the Capital Region and the Hudson Valley.

We have helped patients secure their physical and financial recovery after a variety of medication errors, including:

  • A doctor issuing a wrong prescription
  • A pharmacist dispensing the wrong medication
  • Failure to advise the patient of proper use and dosage
  • Failure to anticipate or warn of dangerous drug interactions
  • Prescribing unnecessary medication based on an incorrect diagnosis

Who is responsible for harm caused by dangerous drugs? It depends on the facts of your case. Learn more about liability for these injuries.

Our attorneys are among the area's most experienced trial lawyers, with a level of litigation experience that few firms can match. We have had great success in cases involving medication errors. For example:

  • We secured a $3.2 million award for the grieving family of a young mother after doctors failed to realize that she was having a severe reaction to the drug Dilantin. Their negligence ultimately caused her death by toxic epidermal necrolysis (Halley v. Albany Medical Center).
  • After a premature baby in a neonatal intensive care unit was given a likely fatal overdose of potassium, she was taken off life support and given no medical attention. Despite the lack of care, she survived with lasting disabilities. Our firm fought for her and her family, resulting in a $2 million award.
  • $2 million was awarded to a baby and her parents after she suffered permanent kidney damage as a result of the administration of the wrong dosage of medication (Bennett v. Albany Medical Center).

In addition to our own extensive experience, we draw on the insight and expertise of a highly qualified network of health care professionals. We work with trusted experts in virtually every discipline of medicine to understand the damages in your case and develop the strongest possible argument on your behalf.

Do Not Wait To Protect Your Rights. Talk To A Lawyer About Your Case.

To schedule your free initial consultation, please contact us any time, day or night. Whenever you call our office in Kingston, you will reach a representative of our firm who can assist you. Often, you will speak with an attorney right away.

For passionate advocacy and proven guidance in prescription malpractice claims, please call 877-ABCDLAW (222-3529) toll free or send us an email.