Errors and injuries with medication are among the most common problems in the health care system, and can have serious consequences that include permanent disability and even death. Injuries can happen anywhere in the chain of prescribing, packaging, labeling, administering, filling a prescription, monitoring, and taking of drugs.
When a patient suffers harm from medication, it is called an adverse drug event (ADE), and these events cause nearly 700,000 emergency department visits and 100,000 hospitalizations each year. Nearly 5% of hospitalized patients experience an ADE, and ambulatory patients may have even higher rates. As a result, medication errors are the source of about one-fourth of medical malpractice cases.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a drug injury, you may be entitled to compensation, and we are here to help. The skilled and experienced Pennsylvania drug injury lawyer Clifford A. Rieders of Rieders, Travis, Humphrey, Waters & Dohrmann has spent decades honing his skills and successfully representing Pennsylvania families who have suffered an injury or loss due to negligence and malpractice by medical professionals, hospitals, and drug companies.
We offer a free consultation to examine the facts of your individual situation and determine the best way to proceed with your case. Contact us today by calling (570) 323-8711 or by using our online contact form.
Harmful drug injuries are most often caused by:
Our law firm considers all pharmaceutical, drug-related and medical device cases. Currently our drug litigation lawyers are concentrating on the following dangerous drugs:
Medical device cases are considered under a different body of law and may be subject to federal preemption and interaction between federal and state law.
Medical device claims fall under different classifications. Some devices malfunction, some are defective, and sometimes the manufacturer provides misleading or improper information for approval which may lead to liability. Whether you have been injured by a pharmaceutical or a medical device such as a Stryker Hip Implant, you should call our law firm for assistance and direction.
Pharmaceutical malpractice occurs when a medical professional or pharmacist does not conform to the standard of care in his or her field. It can also involve product liability claims when manufacturers fail to provide information or even give false or misleading data to federal approving authorities. Claims may be based upon the safety of the drug or medical device, the nature of the warnings on the product, or even the marketing of the drug. Some drug injury lawsuits are brought as individual cases, while others are multi-district cases or class action lawsuits. How a case is handled depends upon the facts of each case and the basis of liability. It takes expertise to understand the nuances and complexities of the interaction between federal and state law in both medical device and pharmaceutical cases.
If you or a loved one has suffered damages from drug injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Since these cases are complicated, it is essential to have experienced attorneys and legal staff on your side. Based in Williamsport, we serve clients throughout the state of Pennsylvania, offering a free consultation on all personal injury matters. More than that, we offer you experience, knowledge, compassion, and a long history of results.
Contact us today by calling (570) 323-8711 or by using our online contact form.