A pharmacy error happens when you receive the wrong prescription or the wrong dosage of the right prescription. Medication is meant to heal, not harm – but improper dosage or the wrong type of medication can have devastating consequences. If you’ve suffered serious injury, illness, or the loss of a loved one because of a pharmacy error, speak with the Atlanta medical malpractice lawyers
from Kaufman Law, P.C. today.
Your Pharmacist’s Obligation to You, the Patient
Just like your doctor, your pharmacist provides a medical service. Any mistake can be costly – if not fatal. Your pharmacist responsibility is simple: to fill your doctor’s prescription without error. Any deviation from this responsibility is a breach of your pharmacist’s obligation and may be counted as negligence in a medical malpractice or wrongful death lawsuit
. Talk to an attorney to learn more about your rights after a pharmacy error.
Are You a Victim of Pharmacy Error?
The term “pharmacy error” or “pharmacy malpractice” refers to any pharmaceutical mistake that leads to injury, illness, or death. This includes:
- Giving patients the wrong medication
- Giving the wrong dosage of the right medication
- Giving the wrong instructions for taking the medication
A variety of problems can lead to pharmacy errors, such as letting a technician perform the pharmacists work, failing to check for dangerous interactions between two prescribed drugs, or misreading the doctor’s prescription note entirely.
Tips for a Successful Pharmacy Malpractice Lawsuit
- Seek medical attention immediately if your pharmacists made an error.
- Keep all bottles, prescription sheets, labels, etc. you received.
- Make a list of all medications you’re taking, including ones from before the error.
- Speak with a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights.
You Have Rights after a Pharmacy Error
As personal injury attorneys in Atlanta
, the legal team at Kaufman Law, P.C. believes careless and negligent pharmacists should pay for their harmful errors. This means you, the patient, can seek compensation for monetary and non-economic damages incurred as a result of your pharmacist’s errors – and our firm is here to help you. Get in touch with a representative from Kaufman Law, P.C. as soon as possible to discuss your case in a free consultation.