A prescription medicine can kill or do serious injury if the wrong drug or dose is taken. That is why we have gatekeepers like doctors and pharmacists – to protect the general public.
More About Prescription Drug Errors
According to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, as many as 7,000 people die each year in the United States from prescription drug errors. About one third of these patients get the wrong dose of the right medicine. Because of their small size, children are at highest risk of injury or death from prescription drug errors.
Prescripton drug errors can occur because a doctor prescribes incorrectly, a pharmacy fills a script incorrectly, or if a nurse administers a drug incorrectly. Injury or death can also occur if prescription medications are unintentionally discontinued as a patient moves between care sites, or if the patient is on many different drugs at the same time (called polypharmacy). One recent study published in the Journal of the Amercian Medical Association revealed that 75% of hospital patients over the age of 66 were taking nine or more medications.
Not every prescription drug error occurs because of negligence. Some do. At Bode & Collins, P.L.C. we know the difference. If you have been injured or lost a loved one because of a prescription drug error in Arizona, call us at 480.355.5020 today for a free, confidential consultation with one of our attorneys. We are here to help.
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At Bode & Collins, P.L.C., we treat our clients the way we would want to be treated and tailor our services to the individual legal and personal needs of our clients.
When you retain Bode & Collins, P.L.C., you get Chris Bode and Natalie Collins working on your case, not a junior lawyer just learning the ropes. Combined our attorneys have more than forty years of litigation experience and have recovered millions of dollars for their clients during that time.
Our attorneys work for clients all over the state of Arizona, including Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Peoria, Tempe, Phoenix, Glendale, Chandler, Mesa, Kingman, Flagstaff, Prescott, and Tucson. We also work for clients who were injured in Arizona while visiting from other states and countries like Canada. Although our offices are based in Scottsdale, Arziona, we litigate cases in all counties including Maricopa County, Pima County, Pinal County and Yavapai County.
If suspect a medication error at a hospital, nursing home, assisted living facility, pharmacy or outpatient clinic has injured you or a loved one, contact Bode & Collins, P.L.C. today. If we take your case we will front all costs and work on a contingency fee, which means you won’t pay any attorneys’ fees unless and until there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.