Giving the wrong medication to a patient is one of the leading types of medical negligence (usually hospital malpractice) that causes serious injury and wrongful death.  For over 40 years, The Fitzgerald Law Firms have successfully litigated hundreds of medical negligence lawsuits, including wrong medication cases, that have resulted in multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements, including the top medical malpractice verdict in the United States in 2002–$94.8 million (Lawyers Weekly USA).


If you or someone you love suspects or has knowledge that they were given the wrong medication from a health care professional (doctor, hospital, nurse or pharmacist), you may be eligible to seek compensation for your illness or injury. A wrong medication medical negligence victim has the right to seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, disability, and pain and suffering.

If you or a loved one was given the wrong medication, contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm for a free consultation.  Please call toll-free at 1-800-323-9900 or submit the firm’s online contact form.


Wrong medication medical negligence (hospital malpractice, doctor malpractice, nurse malpractice and/or pharmacist malpractice) can be the result of many mistakes.

  • The wrong medication may be administered or the improper dosage of the correct medicine may be prescribed.
  • The wrong medication may be given to a person with drug allergies, someone who is taking other medications that cause adverse reaction when combined, or someone with special health considerations (i.e. liver and kidney problems) that may be affected by this wrong medication.
  • The wrong medication may be prescribed when the prescribing doctor does not have or consider up-to-date warnings about the medication.
  • The wrong medication may be given to a patient when drug orders are miscommunicated due to poor handwriting, confusion between drugs with similar names, misuse of zeroes and decimal points, confusion of metric and other dosing units, and/or inappropriate abbreviations.
  • The wrong medication may be given to the patient when the pharmacist attaches the wrong label, an inaccurate label, or an inappropriate label to the drug packaging.

Children are more at risk for serious injury or death from a medication error.

To find out about your rights and options in a wrong medication case, please contact The Fitzgerald Law Firmto confer with an attorney. You may call toll-free at 1-800-323-9900 or submit the firm’s online contact form.