Medication Errors

Proper medications can provide life-saving treatment options, control the side effects of a medical condition, manage pain associated with surgical recovery or chronic conditions, and much more. However, medical professionals must use the utmost care when prescribing, administering and filling these medications. Failure to do so can cause serious harm to the patient.

Everyone makes mistakes. However, confusion between drugs with similar names or a misplaced decimal point in prescription dosage can result in an entirely different reaction than what the doctor or prescriber intended. In extreme cases, medication errors can lead to permanent injury and even death.

If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of medication errors or a poor drug interaction, please contact the Law Offices of W. Scott Sonntag, P.A., in Columbia, Maryland. With over 30 years of medical malpractice experience, attorney Scott Sonntag has handled an array of prescription negligence cases on behalf of victims and families of victims in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., metro areas.

Proven, Respected Medical Malpractice Law Firm

Our medical malpractice law firm works closely with medical specialists and other experts to identify medication mistakes and errors that could have — and should have — been avoided. Using our strong network of resources, we take legal action in medical malpractice cases arising from all levels of medication negligence and errors, including:

  • Doctor negligence, such as failure to review a patient's medical history for drug allergies, failure to account for drug interactions with other medications in the patient's system, improper medication resulting from misdiagnosis of a medical condition
  • Prescription miscommunication between the prescribing physician and nursing staff (who frequently are responsible for sending orders to the pharmacy), miscommunication between the provider and pharmacy, or failure to give the patient clear instructions regarding the prescription
  • Pharmacy mistakes, including filling the wrong prescription, filling the wrong dosage, failing to place appropriate labeling on the medication and other mistakes that lead to the wrong medication or wrong dosage

Helping People Heal and Rebuild Lives

The Law Offices of W. Scott Sonntag, P.A., is focused on helping our clients recover physically and emotionally following a tragic incident. When medication errors or mistakes lead to a patient suffering organ failure, brain damage, allergic interaction or other serious effects, we concentrate our efforts to help clients heal and rebuild their lives. We call on the skill of life care planners and other specialists to help quantify our clients' losses in terms of what they have suffered and can expect to go through as a result of permanent injury caused by medication errors.

Whether your case involves medication overdose, allergic reaction or other pharmacy mistakes, contact the Columbia Law Offices of W. Scott Sonntag, P.A., and schedule a free initial consultation.