What New York Patients Should Know About Prescription Drug Error Statistics


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6/25/2011
The Pagan Law Firm, P.C.
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While the risks of prescription drug errors may be significant, many people consider them to be relatively low. Unfortunately, research indicates that prescription drug errors in New York and across the country may be prevalent. If you have been hurt by a medication error, or if you have lost a loved one, please call a New York medical malpractice attorney today and please know that you are not alone.

Prescription Drug Error Statistics for Hospitalized Patients

Research from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) indicates that*:
  • Medication mistakes are a common risk for hospitalized patients with every hospitalized patient experiencing, on average, one medication error per day.
  • Preventable medication error injuries cause about 400,000 injuries every year.
  • Preventable medication error injuries cost about $3.5 billion per year.

Contact a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you have been hurt by a prescription drug error, in or out of the hospital, or if you are mourning the loss of a loved one, it is important to call a New York drug error lawyer who can investigate your case, advise you of your legal rights and work hard to get you a possible recovery.

For more information, please contact a New York injury lawyer today at 1-800-PAGAN-911. You do not have to suffer alone. Together, we will work hard to get you the recovery that you deserve.

*Source: The Association Between Pharmacist Support and Voluntary Reporting of Medication Errors: An Analysis of MEDMARX® Data Katherine J. Jones, PT, PhD; Gary L. Cochran, PharmD, SM; Liyan Xu, MS; Anne Skinner, RHIA; Alana Knudson, PhD; Rodney W. Hicks, PhD, ARNP


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