Medication Errors


Among the most critical responsibilities for medical professionals is ensuring patients receive the correct medication. Unfortunately, medication errors are far too common, and when mistakes are made in dispensing or administering medication, lives can be changed forever. The Connecticut attorneys at D’Amico & Pettinicchi stand up for injured patients.

Have you suffered serious complications after a medication error? Contact us today to learn more about your legal options.


Doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other medical professionals are held to high standards of care when it comes to prescribing, dispensing and administering medications. Some of the most common medication errors include:

  • Failing to follow diagnostic standards of care when prescribing medication
  • Failing to consider drug interactions
  • Prescribing a drug to which the patient is allergic
  • Prescribing, dispensing or administering the wrong dosage of a medication
  • Failing to administer a needed medication
  • Administering medication by the wrong route or otherwise failing to follow dosing protocol

Some medication errors result in a patient suffering complications due to drug interactions, overdoses or allergic reactions. In other cases, the medication administered does not treat the patient’s underlying medical condition, causing the patient’s health to worsen. Either way, lives can be lost or changed forever, and negligent medical professionals need to be held accountable.


When you talk to us about your medication error, we’ll listen to your story. An experienced medical malpractice attorney will answer your questions and assess whether a preventable medication error may have occurred. If so, we’ll thoroughly investigate your case and identify the legal options you may have. We’ll put in the time and effort to help you and your family because we understand this isn’t just a case; it’s your life.

Throughout the legal process, we’ll keep you informed as to the status of your case while you focus on healing. Often, we’re able to resolve medication error claims with a negotiated settlement, but we prepare every case we handle to go to trial, including honing our arguments in our in-house courtroom.

No amount of legal action can undo the effects of a medication error, but we can help you find your path forward. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with an experienced medication error attorney.

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