What is pharmaceutical negligence?

When a person is injured because a doctor, hospital, pharmacist or pain clinic wrongly prescribed or dispensed a drug, the party at fault can be held liable for pharmaceutical negligence.

In some cases, pharmaceutical negligence is simply a type of medical malpractice. When medical professionals make dangerous mistakes, like prescribing too much or the wrong kind of medication, administering the incorrect drug, or filling a prescription incorrectly, serious injury or even death can result for the patient.

In other cases, unethical doctors and “pill mills” prescribe and distribute highly addictive drugs to people they know or should know do not have a medical need for them. Dispensing potent drugs like narcotic painkillers to people who are not under the care of a legitimate physician puts them at great risk. Addiction, overdose, severe medical issues and death can result.

At Joyce & Reyes, our attorneys are highly knowledgeable about all aspects of pharmaceutical negligence. When you contact us for a free consultation, we will review the facts of your situation and determine whether you are entitled to compensation from a wrongdoer. If we represent you in a lawsuit, we will work intelligently and aggressively to achieve the best results possible in your case.

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