When most people drop off and pick up a prescription from the pharmacy, the first thing that usually comes to mind is: how long is it going to take to fill the prescription? Patients count on their prescriptions to go to work for them and treat their illnesses in hopes of pain relief and recovery. No patient expects to take a medication that could damage their health and well-being. When pharmacy errors occur, it is not only hazardous to your health - can be life-threatening.
If you or a loved one has experienced an injury or a life-threatening side effect from Pharmacy errors, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Pharmacy employees should be held accountable for their mistakes.
Having a good lawyer is imperative, When sued, Pharmacies have aggressive attorneys fighting for their protection. You will need an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in pharmacy heroes and one who will work diligently on your case.Get Sound Legal Advice for Pharmacy Errors
Monetary compensation may cover damages, medical expenses and even loss of income due to the recovery process. Contact our Nashua personal injury attorneys at Anzalone Law Firm PLLC by calling for a free - no obligation consultation at: 603.548.3797. We want to help you.Medication Dispensing Mistakes
Many pharmacy errors occur in retail pharmacies. Often times employees work extended hours, which can cause fatigue. As a result, mistakes can be made easily. Then there are instances when there’s a shortage of staff that usually results in overworked employees who are prone to making mistakes. It is the responsibility of the institution to make sure that employees are working under proper conditions, so that they can dispense medications properly.
Pharmaceutical employees are still responsible for making sure that they dispense medication accurately. There are several illnesses that occur when patients consume the wrong medication or even the wrong dosage amounts. Here are a few examples of illnesses and injuries that happen because of pharmacy errors:
- Brain damage
- Respiratory failure
- High blood pressure (dangerously)
- Love blood pressure (dangerously)
- Heart attack
- Serious allergic reaction
- Wrongful death
Consumers have the right to fight for their rights and pursue compensation when pharmacy employees are negligent and make pharmaceutical mistakes.Other Factors that Cause Prescription Errors
- Poor labeling
- Data entry mistakes
- Difficult to read handwriting
- Medicines with very similar design packaging
- Medicine name that sound identical
- Similar drug characteristics, such as dosage, dosage intervals
After experiencing an injury due to a pharmacy error, it leave you feeling hesitant about filling your future subscriptions. You can help avoid pharmacy errors by double checking the name of your prescription and the medicine you receive to make sure you have the right prescription.We Can Help!
Have you been given the wrong prescription? Or, maybe you are suffering from serious side effects from a mistake. Regardless of what you’re going through, our personal injury lawyers are here to evaluate your claim and see if you have a case.
It takes an experienced attorney who will thoroughly investigate and conduct extensive research to figure out who is responsible for the pharmacy error and what exactly happened.