Every year there are approximately 1.5 million adverse drug reactions that can be traced back to an error made by a pharmacy.
Pharmacy errors result in almost one death every day.
Millions of Americans rely on prescription medications to treat medical diseases like cancer and Parkinson’s Disease, or to prevent medical conditions like strokes or heart attacks from occurring. To help people, pharmacies fill almost 4 billion prescriptions every year in the United States.
CVS and Walgreens are the largest pharmacies in the nation and are responsible for filling nearly one third of all prescriptions. Sadly, every year millions of customers receive the incorrect medication due to pharmacy negligence. Every year there are approximately 1.5 million adverse drug reactions that can be traced back to an error made by a pharmacy. Receiving the incorrect medication or dosage can have fatal consequences as pharmacy errors result in almost one death every day.
Pharmacy Errors and Medical Malpractice Claims
Pharmacy malpractice occurs when a pharmacist or pharmacy technician negligently performs their duties by filling a prescription with the incorrect medication or the wrong dosage. Pharmacy prescription errors have been on the rise as the growing baby boomer population continues to age and grow more dependent on prescription drugs. New drug discoveries are also being made everyday allowing us to treat once untreatable diseases. In fact the Center for Disease Control has estimated that 8 out 10 people take at least one medication and 3 out 10 take five or more.
Our attorneys are committed to helping families that have suffered tragic injuries due to medication errors caused by pharmacy negligence. Our attorneys are here to get you answers and to hold accountable any company or professional that is responsible for a medication injury. Call our firm now and we will perform a comprehensive case review. There is no fee attached and we will go over all the facts in order to determine every legal option that is available to you.
Common Pharmacy Mistakes Causing Injuries
Prescription filling drug errors are preventable. Any company that implements and adheres to proper procedures should never commit a prescription error. Common pharmacy prescription medication errors usually involve one of the following scenarios:
- Pharmacy Dispensing the Wrong Drug
- Pharmacy Dispensing the Incorrect Dosage
- Pharmacy Dispensing Medication to the Wrong Person
- Pharmacy Mislabeling Error
- Pharmacy dispensing multiple drugs that adversely interact
- Pharmacy giving the Wrong Directions for use
- Miscommunication between your doctors office and the Pharmacy
Many people are involved in the medication dispensing process including doctors, nurse practitioners, the pharmacy, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and medication manufacturers to name a few. Anyone of these people or companies can make a medication mistake during the process. These are people after all and like anyone else they have stress and personal problems that can interfere with their jobs. Poor company policies or employee training can also result in communication errors or failures to devise, implement or monitor proper safety procedures.
Other pharmacy errors involve the following topics:
- CVS Pharmacy Error
- Walgreens Pharmacy Error
- Rite Aid Pharmacy Error
- Insulin Medication Error
- Warfarin Medication Error
- Acetaminophen Medication Error
- Narcotic Pain Killer Prescription Medication Error
- Clonidine Medication Error
- Medication Errors Involving Children
- Medication Errors Resulting in Wrongful death
If you or a loved have been injured and you believe a pharmacy is responsible please keep all pills, medication bottles, pharmacy receipts, medication instructions and packaging. Then call our office and we will arrange for a free consultation. You wont have to pay anything unless our lawyers recover for you and your family.
Pharmacy Prescription Medication Error Personal Injury Attorneys
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If you or a loved one experienced a medication injury or prescription overdose injury due to pharmacy negligence call our attorneys today to schedule a free consultation to find out if you are entitled to compensation. Our personal injury accident lawyers have years of experience bringing medical malpractice claims on behalf of clients that were injured due to no fault of their own. Remember, it is important to keep all prescription bottles, pills, store receipts, and pharmacy paperwork following a medication injury. We will need this information to build a case against the pharmacy and get you fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
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