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.