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Over-medication

Attorneys In Jacksonville Fight For Your Right To Recover Damages From Over-Medication

Helping Clients Harmed By Physician, Hospital And Nursing Home Practices

People react differently to medication, depending upon their health, weight, and age. That’s why it’s so important for doctors to take great care with the dosage they prescribe by taking a patient’s condition and medical history into account. Errors in over-medication can have catastrophic consequences, even leading to death. If you or a loved one has been injured by being given too much medication, you have the right to hold the responsible parties accountable and sue for damages.

Our Jacksonville medical malpractice attorneys at Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., have more than 80 years of combined experience representing clients injured through medication errors. Whether we find pharmaceutical companies at fault for improper labeling or testing, hold physicians liable for negligent prescribing, or determine that other medical staff are culpable for administering excessive medication, we are committed to fighting for full and fair compensation for the harm they’ve caused. We’re not afraid to tackle the big legal teams who defend such entities; we’re committed to dedicating our own substantial resources and calling upon our own medical experts in providing you with determined and caring representation.

Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Population

While over-medication can happen in any medical setting, including hospitals, through private practice, and in rehab facilities, most instances can be found in nursing homes, where our frail elderly relatives often are given more medication than they should be. And many of those medicines are anti-psychotic drugs, sometimes given to make patients easier to care for rather than because they truly need them. In elderly people, the side effects of these drugs are often heightened, causing:

  • Disorientation or confusion
  • Erratic or violent behavior
  • Problems with balance and coordination
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Depression
  • Lack of appetite
  • Worsening of existing medical conditions

Over-medication can happen in a variety of ways:

  • A physician’s error in prescribing the drug
  • A nurse’s mistake in administering the drug
  • Through equipment failure, as with an IV, that led to an improper amount of the drug entering the body.

All medical professionals, whether they work in hospitals, nursing homes, or private practice, are held to a certain standard of care. When that standard falls below acceptable levels and you or a family member is harmed, we can file a suit to hold them accountable for their negligence. You deserve nothing less.

Contact Us For Help With Your Medical Malpractice Claim

At Fallgatter Catlin & Varon, P.A., our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys have the skills, access to medical experts and experience to handle even the most complex medical malpractice cases, including those stemming from over-medication. Contact us online or call our office today at (904) 353-5800 for a free consultation with one of our medical malpractice attorneys. There are no fees unless we succeed.*

  • In some cases, clients will be asked to pay the costs associated with providing services. These costs, which will be fully explained, never include fees for a lawyer’s time.

Medical malpractice takes various forms. The following represent some of the more common types of medical malpractice:

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