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Drug Injuries 2018-07-05T12:10:55+00:00

Indianapolis Drug Injury Attorneys

Indianapolis Drug Injury Attorneys

Medical malpractice drug injuries can occur when a doctor or medical professional prescribes the wrong type of medication, an amount of medication that exceeds dosage recommendations, or a mixture of prescriptions that do not function properly when taken together.

In addition to unintended prescription and medication errors, there have been numerous news reports of doctors writing bad prescriptions to make extra money.   This dishonest and possibly illegal activity, can also have a deadly consequence, as patients can die after following their doctor’s medication instructions.

Doctors may not be fully versed on their patient’s pharmaceuticals if the patient is seeing multiple doctors, and/or the patient does not remember to tell the doctor about their other prescription medications, and as a result, prescription errors can occur very easily.  It is important that doctors and medical personnel are giving the best possible care to their patients, and this involves asking the patient about all other medications, researching drug mixtures, side effects, and more when it comes to these highly potent and often toxic chemical compounds.

Results

This malpractice case was settled with the hospital with additional excess damages paid by the Indiana Patients’ Compensation Fund

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE & DRUG INJURY FACTS

  • $1.25 million state enforced medical malpractice claims cap
  • $250,000 maximum doctor’s or hospital’s insurance company’s responsibility
  • $122,297 average payout per claim in Indiana
  • Indiana has the 17th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States
  • Prescription Drug related deaths now outnumber those of heroin and cocaine combined.
  • Misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers costs the U.S. $53.4 billion in lost productivity, medical and legal expenses.

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE & DRUG INJURY FACTS

  • $1.25 million state enforced medical malpractice claims cap
  • $250,000 maximum doctor’s or hospital’s insurance company’s responsibility
  • $122,297 average payout per claim in Indiana
  • Indiana has the 17th highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States
  • Prescription Drug related deaths now outnumber those of heroin and cocaine combined.
  • Misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers costs the U.S. $53.4 billion in lost productivity, medical and legal expenses.

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACCIDENT PROCEDURES

Follow the procedures below, if a medical doctor has made an error that caused injury:

  1. Remain Patient – Talk with your doctor first—a doctor may possibly admit they made an error. But don’t think that just because a mistake was made, your malpractice case is won.
  2. Be Prepared – Collect all of your medical information, such as, prescriptions, names and contact information of doctors, dates of appointments, and reasons for treatment.
  3. Contact a Lawyer – Contact a local medical malpractice lawyer.  The discussion of your medical malpractice case should only be between you and your medical malpractice lawyer, and don’t sign anything from your physician or his insurance company.

Four Facts to Prove Medical Malpractice

  1. An injury was suffered
  2. Medical facility or doctor caused the injury
  3. Medical facility or doctor provided the care
  4. Medical facility or doctor did not provide care that was consistent and acceptable by medical standards

If you or a family member has been injured, or a family member has lost their life after following the prescription instructions of the doctor, or if you lost a loved one due to a doctor’s prescription of a bad drug mixture or an overdose, please do not hesitate to call the Drug Injury lawyers at Wagner Reese.  The Wagner Reese medical malpractice team is here to assist you through this difficult time.

A Note About Recovery Limits

Some states, including Indiana, have imposed laws that cap or limit the maximum amount of money an individual can recover in a medical malpractice suit. When you meet with us to discuss your medical malpractice claim, we will discuss current laws and limitations. Currently, the maximum amount recoverable from a qualified medical provider in Indiana is 1.25 million dollars.

About the Lawyers

Stephen Wagner and Jason Reese can handle your drug injury medical malpractice claim with years of experience and proven results. Call the law firm of Wagner Reese today 888-710-9377 for your FREE consultation!

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