Port St. Lucie Pharmacy Error Lawyers

People make mistakes on the job all the time. In most cases, these oversights do not have any lasting repercussions. If a barista uses caramel syrup instead of the requested hazelnut, for example, the patron will merely ask for a new drink. Likewise, if a drycleaner shrinks a blazer, the customer will simply receive funds to purchase a replacement.

When a healthcare provider makes a mistake, though, the consequences can be devastating-and sometimes even fatal. Medication errors are one of the most common forms of medical malpractice, and they happen far more often than they should.

If your doctor or pharmacist made a mistake regarding a recent prescription and you suffered damages as a direct result, contact Donaldson & Weston. A pharmacy error attorney on our team will review the circumstances of the incident to determine the most strategic way to proceed. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation with a medication error lawyer in Port St. Lucie.

How Much Is My Medication Error Claim Worth?

It is impossible to predict the outcome of a personal injury case because legal proceedings are incredibly complex, and unanticipated disputes often arise along the way. Therefore, a reputable pharmacy error attorney will never promise to secure a particular settlement for clients.

To ensure the negotiations involve reasonable figures, though, a lawyer from Donaldson & Weston will gather all available evidence to calculate the total damages you have incurred. Tracking economic losses can be relatively straightforward. Your attorney will simply add up all costs associated with medical expenses, home services, lost wages, and any other monetary losses. This process, of course, can be far more complicated if your claim includes future damages.

You may have also incurred non-economic damages like pain and suffering. Because there are no tangible receipts for non-monetary damages, there is some flexibility when determining their value. As a result, insurance adjusters are likely to fight claimants on whatever number they propose.

To mitigate such disputes, our lawyers use widely accepted formulas for calculating non-economic damages. At the very least, this will provide a good starting point for the negotiations.

The two most popular ways to determine non-monetary losses are the per diem method and the multiplier approach. To apply the per diem method, your attorney will assign a specific dollar amount to your daily suffering. It is usually a relatively small amount such as $100 or an average day's wages. This amount is then multiplied by the number of days you spend recovering.

The multiplier method, on the other hand, requires you to multiply all economic damages by a specific factor, which usually ranges from 1.5 to 5. More severe injuries that have more devastating consequences will call for a higher multiplier than less serious conditions.