MINNESOTA PHARMACY MALPRACTICE LAWYERS
The Minnesota Prescription Errors Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team have 70 years of experience in personal injury and wrongful death claims. That experience includes the following types of cases:
– Pharmacist Negligence
-Drug Injuries and Wrongful Death.
Prescription Errors Are a Major Problem.
Prescription and medication errors are common in general medicine as well as in hospitals and nursing homes. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure approximately 1.3 million people annually in the U.S.
Statistics compiled by the World Health Organization show that medication and prescription errors result in the death of one person every day in the US and injure 1.3 million people every year.
A branch of Harvard Medical Institutions, CRICO Strategies, studied over 3000 medical malpractice claims involving prescription errors and concluded that 32% of the medication-related cases resulted in patient death. The three most common drugs in the medication-related malpractice lawsuits were analgesics, anticoagulants, and antibiotics.
Prescription Errors Are a Personal and Business Problem.
A recent article in the Twin Cities Business magazine, August 2017, entitled “Getting Your Order Right Could Be a Matter of Life or Death”-employers should make medication safety a priority in their health benefit plans” discussed the problem. The author, David Burda, concluded that this problem was of such magnitude as to be of concern to Minnesota employers. His statement was this:
A number of recent reports and research articles suggests that prescription medication errors – whether at the pharmacy, physician’s office or hospital – are more common than most of us believe. For employers who offer prescription drug benefits to their workers, the situation should be of concern. In the best- case scenario, you are paying for the wrong order. In the worst- case scenario you are paying to recruit a replacement for an employee who was injured or died from taking the wrong medication.
Burda noted and that a recent study indicated that only 30% of the hospitals in the study met all four of an employer-based safety advocacy group’s proper safety system’s safety criteria.
Prescription Errors Constitute Pharmacy Malpractice Under Minnesota Law.
Minnesota Medical Malpractice laws apply to all health care professionals. That includes licensed pharmacists. Pharmacy malpractice includes prescription errors of pharmacists. It also includes prescription errors of the pharmacists assistance over home. The pharmacists have supervisory responsibility.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Provides Pharmacy Malpractice Legal Services.
The 70 years of experience in the lawyers on the Schmidt law team includes experienced with pharmacy malpractice cases.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Also Has Experience With Nursing Malpractice Cases of Administering the Wrong Drugs to Patients.
The 70 years of experience of the lawyers on the Schmidt Salida law team also includes successfully handling a wrongful death case involving nursing malpractice where a nurse mistakenly administered the wrong medications to a patient. That error resulted in the patient’s death.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Handles a Wide Variety of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team handles cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian car accidents, and bicycle accidents. It has many years’ experience in workers , products liability and medical malpractice cases.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience with concussion injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries, broken bones, injured joint injuries (knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, spinal), amputation injuries, and vision and eye injuries.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has offices through out the State of Minnesota. Its primary location is at Ridgedale Office Center in Minnetonka, near the intersection of I394 and I494. The offices offer handicap accessible with ample parking.
The Schmidt Salita Team Offers Contingent Fee Arrangements.
The firm offers contingent fee agreements (You don’t pay lawyers fees until you collect and then only as a percentage of the settlement). It also offers home and hospital visits to clients whose injuries present difficulty in coming to the office.
“PERSONAL INJURY WITH PERSONAL ATTENTION TO EACH CASE”.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has locations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Osseo, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Blaine, Shoreview, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Columbia Park, Stillwater, Hastings, Inver Grove, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.