Beaverton, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington Drug Overdose Injury Attorney

As new drugs are developed to treat formerly untreatable conditions and the population continues to live longer, the number of prescription medications filling the average American’s medicine cabinet is on the rise. The more prescription medications you or your loved one take, the more likely your chances are of being seriously injured due to a medication error.

When you are given a prescription by your doctor and take it to the pharmacy to be filled, you expect it to help with your ailment, not cause it to worsen. Unfortunately, far too many doctors, nurses and pharmacists make costly mistakes when it comes to prescribing or distributing prescription medications. These preventable mistakes can lead to serious injury.

At the Savage Law Firm we understand the seriousness of medication errors and work to hold those responsible liable for their negligent actions. With more than 30 years of experience as a Portland medication error injury lawyer, Bill Savage and Carol Hepburn have the skill and resources to thoroughly investigate your claim and seek full and fair compensation for the damages you’ve incurred.

To arrange a free consultation with a Portland or Seattle medication error injury lawyer who is AV-rated* under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system, contact our firm at 503-222-0200 or 206-957-7272.

Types of Medication Errors

In our years of practice, we have come to notice a trend in prescription error cases. We find that a majority of our injured clients have been harmed due to the following types of medication mistakes:

  • Prescription of an incorrect medication
  • Administration of an improper dosage
  • Combination of incompatible drugs
  • Prescription of a medication to a patient with a known allergy
  • Improper directions given to a patient

In an attempt to justify their acts of malpractice, health care facilities claim they are understaffed and pressed for time. Therefore, it is easy to misread a chart, improperly fill a prescription or hand out the wrong dosage to a patient. This may be the case, but it is of little comfort to those who have been injured as a result.

We find placing the blame on a so-called “time-crunch” unacceptable and stand up for the rights of our injured clients suffering from prescription error injuries, such as:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Kidney damage
  • Liver damage
  • Brain injury
  • Chemical burns to the digestive system

As Portland medication error injury attorneys, Bill Savage and Carol Hepburn also represent family members whose loved ones have fallen into a coma after a prescription error and those who have lost a loved one in a case of wrongful death.

Contact a Portland or Seattle Medication Error Injury Attorney

It is our goal to not only help those victimized by medication errors recover the financial compensation needed to move forward after their traumatizing event, but to bring these cases to the forefront in an effort to prevent such negligence from impacting anyone else. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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