Pharmacies make errors, but when they do, it can result in serious harm to a patient. The wrong medication, the wrong dose or incorrect prescription label all can lead to a patient getting injured. As a result, a victim be able to file a claim for negligence or malpractice against the pharmacy. Here’s what you need to know.
Pharmacies and pharmacists are required to follow state and federal guidelines, laws and regulations when filling medications for patients. If they make an error, pharmacists can be guilty of the same negligence as other medical professionals, such as doctors and nurses. A few common pharmacy errors involve:
- Wrong medication
- Wrong dose
- Incorrect instructions on the bottle
- Incorrect patient information
- Failure to recognize dangerous drug combinations
- Failure to counsel patients
- Failure to recognize allergies
- Failure to read doctors’ notes
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of a prescription or medication error, the first thing you should do is save any bottles, medications, labels, and prescriptions related to the medicine. These can and will be used as evidence in your case. The next thing you should do is contact our Norman personal injury attorneys at Law Offices of Keith J. Nedwick, P.C. We can send a letter of representation to the pharmacy and open up the claim on your behalf.
After you have completed any treatment related to the pharmacy’s error, we can order your medical bills and records and obtain other evidence to help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Pharmacy negligence can result in costly bills, so it’s important you get the money you need and deserve.
Call (866) 590-8173 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week to talk.