Pharmaceutical Errors

Chicago Pharmaceutical Malpractice Attorneys

Representing Illinois Victims of Pharmaceutical Malpractice

Pharmaceutical errors can result in a number of medical complications, from allergic reactions to dangerous drug interactions to delayed treatment of the underlying medical condition. At Cogan & Power, P.C., our Chicago pharmaceutical error attorneys have seen too often the dire consequences of medication errors.

We recently recovered $5.582 million for a young girl who suffered permanent brain injury as a result of an overdose of 3% sodium chloride and $3.7 Million for the surviving family of a 38-year-old woman who suffered liver failure from excessive doses of extra-strength Vicodin. In addition, we took steps to ensure that those errors would not recur.

We pride ourselves on providing small-firm personalized client attention and big-firm legal experience. We will take the time to listen to your concerns, carefully analyze any possible legal claims, and fully advise you of your legal rights so that you can make informed decisions.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Chicago pharmaceutical error lawyers today, call (312) 477-2500 or contact us online.

Medication Errors

Medication errors are one of the most common types of medical malpractice, with more than 1.5 million people injured each year as a result of errors made in prescribing, administering and monitoring prescription drugs and other medications, according to a study by the Institute of Medicine.

Not only do medication errors cause injuries and even death, but they also cost an estimated additional $3.5 billion in medical expenses each year.

Medication errors can involve:

  • Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter products
  • Vitamins
  • Herbal supplements
  • And can also include contamination and compounding errors

Who Is Responsible for Medication Errors?

Medication errors can occur at any stage of a patient’s medical treatment and can be committed by a variety of medical professionals, including:

  • A doctor or nurse practitioner prescribing the wrong medication
  • Pharmacists filling a prescription with the wrong medication
  • Doctors or nurses making errors while administering the drug
  • Doctors and nurses failing to monitor the patient’s response to the medication

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions are another type of pharmaceutical error that can cause serious medical complications. If a doctor fails to ask what other drugs a patient is taking or fails to document all other medications, medical malpractice may be involved.

Drug interactions can also occur as a result of:

  • Diagnostic errors
  • The failure to prescribe the correct medication
  • Or the failure to fill the prescription correctly

Adverse Drug Reactions

Pharmaceutical errors can also result in adverse drug reactions. Doctors, pharmacists and drug manufacturers have an obligation to ensure that the drugs they deliver to patients are safe.

If a patient is injured as a result of an adverse drug reaction caused by the negligence of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, he or she may be entitled to compensation for the injuries suffered through a medical malpractice lawsuit.

How Cogan & Power Can Help You Recover for a Pharmaceutical Error

The Chicago pharmaceutical error attorneys at Cogan & Power have significant experience representing the victims of medical malpractice, including a wide variety of pharmaceutical errors, and we can provide you with the skill and experience necessary to successfully pursue your medical malpractice claims.

We pride ourselves on providing each of our clients with personalized client serviceand attention, comprehensive legal advice, considerate legal representation, and skilled legal advocacy. Moreover, we strive to protect other patients from potential medical malpractice by holding hospitals and physicians accountable for their actions and inaction.

We take a holistic, collaborative approach to legal representation, drawing from the diverse backgrounds of our attorneys and investing ourselves in the overall well-being of our clients. If you cannot come to our offices in downtown Chicago, we will come to you. And because we take cases on a contingency basis, you will not pay any fee unless we get you compensation.

Contact our office today at (312) 477-2500 or by filling out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation with one of our Chicago medical malpractice attorneys to discuss your pharmaceutical error case.

  • “Michael Cogan not only took an immediate, personal interest in this case, but also brought the sharp focus and finely tuned expertise that only years of experience can provide.”

    - Henry F.
  • “Knowing every step that he was going to take just made things that much easier for me.”

    - Jim S.
  • “Our family cannot express how her kindness and legal skills aiding in all our recoveries”

    - Leslie O.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Collaborative Approach to Legal Representation
  • Invested in Your Overall Well-Being
  • If You Can't Come to Us, We Will Come To You
  • You'll Communicate Directly With Our Partners
  • Record-Setting Achievements Recovering Millions for Our Clients
  • Nearly 200 Years of Combined Experience

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