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A Prescription Drug Injury or Death Can Be Medical Malpractice

How to get legal compensation for a prescription drug adverse reaction, a drug interaction, or a medication error in a medical malpractice lawsuit

Serious reactions, drug-drug interactions, and medication mistakes involving prescription drugs are often the result of negligent treatment by health care providers. In those instances, doctors, nurses, pharmacisits, or other health care providers fail to perform in accordance with the so-called "standard of care." As a result, these health care providers, or the hospitals that employ them, are being held legally liable, and are required to pay legal compensation in connection with any death or injury suffered by patients and their families

The most common method of seeking legal compensation for a death or injury caused by medical errors or hospital negligence is the filing of a medical malpractice lawsuit.

There are statutes of limitations that determine the time period within which one may file such a medical malpractice lawsuit. For example, a personal injury lawsuit might have to be filed within 3 years from the date the alleged medical malpractice occurred. Likewise, a wrongful death lawsuit might have to be filed within 2 years from the date of a death caused by medical negligence. These statutes of limitations, or deadlines, vary from state to state. In fact, some states require that such a lawsuit must be filed within 1 year of the date of injury or death resulting from the medical malpractice.

Because of these deadlines, you should not delay in finding a law firm to provide legal advice and legal representation if you have a possible claim for compensation involving any death or injury caused by a medical error or hospital negligence.

  • US FDA advises that you should not stop taking any prescription medication before talking to your doctor.
  • Reports of serious drug side effects should be made to the US FDA MedWatch program.
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