Medication Error case Experts
If you've been injured by a medication error, you don't want a generalist or a Jack-of-All-Trades. Many lawyers may claim they can handle your medication error case, but the truth is that we handle more Pharmacy Error and Medication Error Cases in a year than most handle in their entire careers. We are not a high volume firm, however. We take a select number of cases each year.
As shown in the TV Programs & News Stories, and Verdicts & Settlements Sections below, we specialize in Medication Error and Pharmacy Error cases. We will not be learning on the job or doing this for the first time on your case. Speckhals Law founder Trent Speckhals is constantly sought out by lawyers from across the nation when they need help on a Prescription Error and Pharmacy Malpractice cases. His article on Prescription Errors, Not What the Doctor Ordered, was published in the national lawyers' magazine, TRIAL, and his case materials are relied upon by other attorneys who want to learn from his experience. He has been interviewed about Pharmacy Error and Medication Error cases by numerous newspapers, radio stations and TV programs.
If you or a loved one have been the Victim of a Medication or Pharmacy Error, please call us for a Free Consultation at 877-781-7080 or 770-457-9222. If you'd prefer, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TV Programs & news stories
Trent explained to Diane Sawyer and Brian Ross that, "a lot of the people working in the pharmacy have about the same level of training as someone that would be working in fast food...Forgetting to put your fries in the bag isn't going to lead to any harm, but obviously we're dealing with something much more serious with medicine." ABC also showed testimony from a case Trent handled where the pharmacy technicians admitted that they were not being trained, were overworked, and were afraid to even take time to go to the bathroom.
Trent noted that his clients, who were victims of Pharmacy Prescription Errors and Malpractice, had settled their cases confidentially.
Pharmacy Practice News reports on a case Trent successfully tried where a Prescription Error resulted in death.
A Georgia jury returned a verdict of $500,000 against a Doctor who caused a terminal cancer patient's premature death. The doctor gave confusing and improper directions on how to take the chemotherapy medication and wrote the prescription for more pills than were needed, resulting in an overdose.
The Pharmacist and Pharmacy in the case reached a confidential settlement with the patient’s survivors before it went to trial.
"Until the medical community decides to self-regulate to avoid these easily preventable prescription errors that they have long been aware of, patients must take precautions in order to not fall prey to sloppy prescription writing and filling practices that may cause serious injury or prove fatal," said Trent Speckhals, the lead attorney who tried the case in Atlanta. "Unfortunately, some doctors and pharmacies do not do all that they should to ensure that prescriptions are accurate. We all must therefore take action to protect ourselves and our families from dangerous drug errors."
Trent was part of the trial team that successfully challenged and had Georgia’s Cap on Damages Held Unconstitutional
A Georgia Judge ruled that Georgia’s medical malpractice cap on non-economic damages was unconstitutional. As Trent Speckhals, who was one of the lead attorneys handling the case explained, “Judge Arrington’s decision addressed several aspects of caps on damages that could not pass Constitutional muster. His ruling addresses this state’s—and this nation’s—fundamental value of a citizen’s right to trial by jury. His commonsense ruling balances the rights of all Georgians, young and old, rich and poor, and restores the guarantees set forth in our Constitution.”