When the Medication Intended to Help You Harms You

With many drugs, the most serious side effects can be as serious (or more) as the condition the drugs are supposed to heal. While that can be unnerving to consider when you are taking the correct prescription, imagine the side effects that can result from taking an incorrect medication, or even the correct medication but at the wrong dosage. Unfortunately, prescription errors are an all-too-common occurrence. Medication errors are one of the leading causes of injury and death among patients. Additionally, prescription medication errors are a leading mistake made in hospitals. According to a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, adverse drug events account for 39% of adverse events that occur in hospitals. If this is a scenario you find yourself in, do not hesitate to call the highly experienced team at the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham today. Contact us online or call our office now to learn more about your legal options and how we can help.

Types of Prescription Medication Errors

There are several ways prescription medication errors happen. In addition to withholding prescription medications, errors are usually divided into six categories:

  • Dangerous prescription medication interactions
  • Prescribing incorrect medications
  • Overprescribing unnecessary medications
  • Under-prescribing necessary medications
  • Administering the incorrect dosage of a medication (typically by a nurse in a hospital setting)
  • Prescription medication mix-ups either in type or in dosage

Medication errors can happen in numerous scenarios-- from the doctor prescribing the drug, to the nurse administering the drug, to the pharmacist who is responsible for filling the medication order. Roughly 7,000 people die due to prescription errors every year and many more suffer major injuries and health episodes as a result of these mistakes.

If you suffered serious injuries because of a medication error, or if you think there is overwhelming liability on the negligent party, an experienced San Antonio medication errors lawyer can help you hold that party accountable.

At the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham, we have over 30 years of experience handling medical malpractice matters. Prior to becoming a plaintiff’s attorney, Glenn W. Cunningham defended doctors in medical malpractice cases. He has an insider’s understanding of how medical professionals build their cases, and he uses that knowledge and understanding to benefit his clients.

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How Much is a Prescription Error Lawsuit Worth?

When there are prescription errors, there are usually three main things that can cause problems:

  • Drug interactions
  • Untreated medical conditions
  • Unexpected side effects

Like any personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, the bigger the injury and impact caused by the negligence, the more your case is likely worth. A Texas prescription error lawsuit can result in life-changing injuries or death and be worth a lot of money, but these are also very complicated and hard-fought cases. Rarely, if ever, will a physician or health care provider admit that they made a medication error, and fairly compensate you for your injuries, unless and until you hire an attorney. When you hire the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham, you hire an attorney that knows how to win these difficult cases, even against the most litigious defendants. For many of our clients, they not only feel relief in receiving a large financial recovery that helps to cover the devastating impact the error caused, but also a sense of justice and closure. Call today to learn more and we can give you a realistic estimate of your case and much more. 

Contact an Experienced Texas Prescription Error Lawyer

There are always risks inherent when taking medicine, even over-the-counter medication. All medicine is a risk-benefit analysis, so patients rely so heavily on the treatment plans made by their trained medical team. You hope the benefits outweigh the risks whenever you start a new prescription. However, if a doctor or pharmacist acted negligently, there may be an unexpected factor in your risk-benefit analysis. When you contact our law firm, we can help you hold the negligent parties accountable and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us online or call our office to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced San Antonio medical malpractice lawyer.

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He took my case and fought for me from day one. Glenn and his staff were professional and caring. They kept me updated on all aspects of my case. We were able to go to mediation and reach a settlement that was more than fair. I would recommend Glenn to any of my friends and family. I am beyond pleased with how my case was handled and ultimately settled.


Glenn Cunningham is tough, smart, experienced.

A very deep heartfelt thank you to the whole team at the Law Offices of Glenn W. Cunningham. Glenn is tough, smart, experienced, and he will do everything in his power to make sure that you or your loved one get the best outcome possible from whatever personal tragedy you may be facing. He fought for me when no one else would. He will do the same for you.


I am grateful to Glenn Cunningham for the hard work he did

I am very pleased with the legal services provided by Glenn Cunningham. He is very competent, knowledgeable, caring, personable, and professional. If you are seeking justice for medical malpractice or wrongful death, Glenn will fight for you. He is tenacious and assertive on behalf of his clients. He also keeps you informed of the status of your case on a regular basis.


Glenn Cunningham knows his job well.

Glenn was amazing! Very knowledgeable, and Nicole, his secretary, is very helpful and knowledgeable as well. We never had a problem reaching someone at the office, and our questions were always answered promptly.


This is by far the best attorney for your malpractice case.

I wanted to thank Mr. Cunningham and his staff for there amazing work and dedication to my case and fighting for me when I couldn't. They truly were amazing and always kept my family and I updated on everything that was happening.

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