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MEDICATION ERRORS

The Conscience of the Community

Walker Law has years of experience investigating and litigating hospital medication errors.  Let us help you.


A medication error is an error (of commission or omission) at any step along the pathway that begins when a clinician prescribes a medication and ends when the patient actually receives the medication. An adverse drug event (ADE) is defined as harm experienced by a patient as a result of exposure to a medication.


Preventable adverse drug events result from a medication error that reaches the patient and causes any degree of harm. It is generally estimated that about half of ADEs are preventable. Medication errors that do not cause any harm—either because they are intercepted before reaching the patient or because of luck—are often called potential ADEs.


Many Hospital Medication errors occur because of system failures in the hospital.  For example, insufficient communication, or miscommunication between the doctor, hospital pharmacy and nurse. These errors are preventable and still account for too many lost lives in the hospital setting.


are loved one has been the victim of such an error that has caused permanent harm, or death, call our team today!