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Mississippi Prescription Medication Errors Medical Malpractice Attorney

It has been estimated by some sources that more than 1 million deaths occur every year because of prescription medication errors. These errors include:

  • Prescribing incorrect medication instead of correct medication
  • Dispensing incorrect medication, although the correct medication was properly prescribed
  • Incorrectly reading or interpreting the prescription form, thus resulting in the pharmacist dispensing an improper medication
  • Incorrectly interpreting the prescriber’s phone call to the pharmacy, resulting in dispensing improper medication
  • Misinterpreting drug and medication names and dosages, resulting in dispensing the improper medication
  • Prescribing an incorrect dosage or amount of the proper medication, resulting in under-dosage or over-dosage

Medical Negligence and Medical Malpractice Commonly Results from Prescription Errors:

When a medical professional breaches approved medical community standards, resulting in injury or death to a patient, medical negligence – otherwise known as medical malpractice – results. If a client loses their life, their heirs may file a wrongful death lawsuit, which covers many of the same types of damages as a personal injury suit, with the addition of funeral and burial expenses and other damages. Medical malpractice is, one of the most serious areas of negligence law because, the vast majority of errors are completely avoidable. Avoidable errors are pure negligence, whether or not there is intent. If you or a loved one was injured as a result of prescription error, it is your right to seek compensatory damages for:

  • Hospital and emergency room bills, medical bills, therapy, and treatment
  • Pain and suffering experienced by the injured party
  • Lack of enjoyment of the pleasures of daily life that were once normal
  • Lost past, present and future income
  • Loss of marital relations with your spouse
  • Other forms of compensation – discuss this with your attorney

About Mississippi Sessums Dallas Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Product Liability Law Firm:

Sessums Dallas has been in practice for more than 19 years. They have consistently been awarded the highest Peer-rated accolades from the most respected rating firms in the country. Martindale Hubbell has awarded both Bobby Dallas and Brad Sessums with the AV Preeminent Award, each having attained a perfect 5.0 out of 5.0 (by their peers) in 2013 and in many prior years. This award is for “Ethical Standards and Legal Ability.” Additionally, they have been selected for inclusion in in the Best Lawyers in America many years.

Judgments, Awards, Verdicts and Settlements:

Sessums Dallas has attained some of the highest compensatory awards in the country, including many in the millions of dollars:

  • $9,000,000
  • $8,000,000
  • $5,000,000
  • $4,750,000
  • $2,797,042
  • $1,900,000

Many more are on record. Please note that these are examples of verdicts, awards, settlements and judgments and each case is unique.

Contact Sessums Dallas for a Complimentary Case Review; No Legal Fees Unless We Successfully Resolve Your Case:

Cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay no legal fees at all unless we successfully recover monetary damages for you. We will usually seek an amicable settlement first, but if the opposing side is unwilling to tender a reasonable amount, we will not hesitate to take them to court. In short, however, we are here to fight for you. To schedule your complimentary appointment, call Sessums Dallas at 601-933-2040 or 800-270-6082. We serve clients in and around the Mississippi Gulf and such cities as Tupelo, Jackson, Brandon, Clinton, Madison, Meridian, and all surrounding areas – as well as throughout the country.