Medication errors are responsible for a startling number of injuries and deaths in hospitals every year. Unfortunately, many of these incidents could have been prevented if doctors, nurses and other medical staff had followed a professional standard of care.
The Law Offices of Charles N. Rock in Newburgh and the Bronx helps people who have been injured due to medication errors and medical malpractice pursue fair compensation. To schedule a free drug injury consultation with experienced NY drug injury lawyer Charles Rock, contact us today. We charge no fees unless we recover damages for you.
Medication Errors Happen Every Day
According to a 2006 report by the Institute of Medicine, a hospital patient can expect on average to be subjected to more than one medication error each day. Additionally:
- 1.5 million adverse drug events occur in the United States every year.
- 380,000 preventable adverse drug events occur in hospitals each year.
- In nursing homes, 800,000 preventable medication errors occur each year.
Those are startling statistics, as patients would like to assume they are in good hands. Many medication errors are avoidable by diligent, responsible doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. Failure to live up to their responsibility to protect patient safety is medical malpractice.
Contact a Drug Injury Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Charles N. Rock, our drug injury attorney can help seriously injured patients pursue fair compensation and can help you learn more about your legal rights. To schedule a free consultation with experienced New York drug injury lawyer Charles Rock, contact us today. We charge no fees unless we recover damages for you. Our drug injury lawyer serves clients in Newburgh, New Paltz, Kingston, Middletown, New Windsor, and Poughkeepsie, NY.