Seattle Medical Malpractice Attorney
Drug overdoses and the use of the wrong medication cause an estimated 7,000 deaths a year. Medication errors account for 25% of medical malpractice cases, with failure to administer the proper dosage being the most common error.
While nurses in hospitals and nursing homes are most often the responsible party in administering the wrong medication or the wrong amount of medication, doctors share the fault when illegible handwriting contributes to the problem. Anesthesiologists, anesthetists, interns and pharmacists who incorrectly dispense medications resulting in giving the patient the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of the medication are also medical professionals responsible for medication errors.
If your family has been affected by the negligence or errors of a medical professional, suffering serious injury or a wrongful death, contact Seattle personal injury attorney Joanne Werner.
Medication Errors Are Not Inevitable
Hospitals and pharmacies that take safety seriously can minimize the chance of drug errors and drug overdoses with proper training and the use of technology, but it requires effort and commitment. Sadly, they often don’t make the effort until after someone has been seriously injured or died prematurely they’ve been held accountable with a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Proving Medical Negligence in the Case of Medication Errors
Attorney Joanne Werner, R.N., Link to Attorney Profiles has devoted herself to protecting patients who have suffered serious injury at the hands of negligent medical providers. She is an aggressive and dedicated trial lawyer combining legal skill and medical knowledge in order to get successful results for her clients in negotiation or in the courtroom. She has handled many significant medical malpractice cases with good results for injured clients.
If you suspect that you or a loved one has been injured by medical negligence, contact a Seattle medical malpractice attorney at no charge. You may be eligible for financial compensation for your injuries, medical costs and lost wages. We can help you understand your legal options.
Attorney Joanne R. Werner, R.N., M.S., J.D., represents clients throughout Washington State, including King County, Pierce County, Spokane County, Whatcom County, and Yakima County and the communities of Seattle, Bellingham, Spokane, Tacoma, Yakima, Seattle and Puget Sound area.