Some common errors on behalf of pharmacists that may lead to patient injury or harm include but are not limited to:
- Dispensing improper medication;
- Dispensing expired medication;
- Misreading the prescription;
- Supplying the wrong dosage;
- Failing to analyze interactions with other drugs, supplements, or alcohol;
- Providing the patient with incorrect instructions;
- Failing to ensure that the patient is not allergic to the prescribed medication; or
- Accidentally providing a patient with another patient’s medication.
Certain medical conditions may lead a doctor to prescribe multiple medications in order to properly treat a patient. The more medications that are prescribed by a doctor, the more a patient may be at risk for an adverse or allergic reaction. Unexpected reactions can also occur that can lead to serious injuries or harm to patients. These reactions may include, but are not limited to: seizures, heart attacks, strokes, organ failure, internal bleeding, or even death.Compensation for Pharmacy or Prescription Error Injury.
A pharmacist has a duty to ensure they are offering advice that best suits their patients. They also have an obligation to properly supervise the pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists that assist them. If they fail to conduct a sufficient analysis to understand their patients’ medical conditions and the medication’s possible reactions, serious, and sometimes even fatal, injuries may occur. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a mistake made by a pharmacy, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries.Contact Our Pharmacy Injury Lawyers Today
When you hire Englander Peebles, we will take immediate steps to protect your rights. We will begin an immediate investigation, obtain your medical and pharmacy records, retain the proper experts for your case, and will be in constant contact the pharmacy and/or its insurance company. At Englander Peebles, we understand that pharmacy errors cause victims to have feelings of anxiety and uncertainty during this difficult time. We will be with you every step of the way. We are always accessible; every client is given our personal cell phone number and is encouraged to call at any time. Contact our Fort Lauderdale based Pharmacy Injury Lawyers at Englander Peebles today by calling (954) 500-4878 or by using our online form to discuss your claim and options.