If you or a member of your family became injured or ill because of a medication error, you may not know exactly how it happened. You may not know who is responsible for your injuries. At Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson, L.L.P., in New York City, our knowledgeable injury attorneys are here for you. We will help you get your questions answered while pursuing compensation from every available source.
Whose Fault Is It?
Cases involving medication errors are highly complex and technical. It can be difficult to determine how a certain drug got from creation to manufacture to the patient. At Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson, we have the resources and experience it takes to understand complicated drug litigation and identify who is responsible for your injuries.
Responsible parties may include:
- Drug companies — While some medication errors occur later in the chain of custody, many cases can be traced back to the drug company that created the medicine. Drug manufacturers must take certain steps to keep the public safe, including rigorous testing, proper labeling and proper education of reps and doctors regarding the drugs intended use.
- Pharmaceutical reps — People who sell drugs to doctors and hospitals to prescribe may make critical errors. If a sales rep lied about a drug's intended use or failed to provide the doctor with adequate information, he or she may share liability.
- Doctors — Doctors are responsible for making accurate diagnoses and prescribing appropriate medication based on your symptoms. Those who fail to do so compromise patients' safety and risk liability for any resulting injuries.
- Nurses and hospital staff — People who work in hospitals or nursing homes frequently distribute medication to patients and residents. If one of those employees makes an error in handing out medication, that individual or their employer may be found liable.
Hold Them Accountable. Talk To A Lawyer Today.
To speak with one of our attorneys and determine whether a medical malpractice lawsuit is appropriate, we encourage you to contact us at 646-569-976. From our office in Midtown Manhattan, we serve clients throughout the five boroughs and the surrounding area.