Prescription Medication Mistakes

Prescription Medication Mistakes


When doctors tell you to take medication they must be sure that that the correct medication is being prescribed and that these medications will not harm you. Pharmacists are also highly responsible for the medications you take. They must be sure that the correct dosage of medication is given to you and that they are giving you the correct medication. When these trusted providers make prescription medication mistakes it could cause you or a loved catastrophic injury or even death.

Both doctors and pharmacists should also give clear instructions on how to take the medication. Without obtaining this information you face severe consequences as a result of a medication error. If you’re the victim of a medication mistake, our Pennsylvania medication error lawyers can help.


Prescription medication mistakes cause at least one death every day and over a million injuries per year according to the Food and Drug Administration. These errors can be made anywhere from the distribution plant right down to the pharmacy handing out the medication. Common pharmaceutical errors include:

  • Improper packaging
  • Illegible handwriting
  • Patient mix ups
  • Prescription mix ups
  • Incorrect dosage
  • Incorrect diagnosis
  • Failure to obtain patient allergies
  • Failure to recognize possible drug interactions
  • Label/packaging mix ups
  • Drug counseling and education failure
  • Not having up-to-date warnings on drugs
  • Incorrect storage of drugs
  • Administering the wrong medication

The consequences of medication errors are severe. Overdose, bad reactions, allergic reactions, and even death are possible effects of a medication error. If you or a loved one has suffered from poor medication administration the attorneys at The Pisanchyn Law Firm want to help you receive compensation and justice for the turmoil you now have to face.


If you or a loved one have suffered or are suffering with injury and/or disability as a result of a medication mistake you could receive compensation for all that you have endured. Our Pennsylvania medication error attorneys want to help you gain some peace of mind after this devastating event. We will stop at nothing to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

Please, call toll free at 1-800-444-5309 for a free consultation. We have offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Scranton and will travel to you.

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