Legal Action due to Pharmacy Mistakes
Pharmacies play a critical role in providing medications for health concerns, but while they are a key component to our healthcare system there are times when mistakes are made. Pharmacy errors can have serious consequences for patients, leading to a lot of illness, injury, stress, discomfort, and financial burden.
After injury or harm due to a pharmacy error in Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa, explore your legal options. There could be a path to damage loss recovery if you received the wrong medication, were not informed of drug warnings, or were told to ingest an amount of a pharmaceutical drug that was not the correct dosage.
Wrong Medications, Lack Warnings, and Dosage Errors
An extremely dangerous and alarming pharmacy error is when a person receives the wrong medication. There are a range of ways this can happen. Sometimes a pharmacist misreads the prescription and in other situations there is confusion with similar drug names. It is even possible for there to be errors in dispensing the drug that lead to the wrong medication being distributed. When the wrong medication is taken, the patient may experience adverse effects or suffer harm as they are taking a drug that is not intended for their condition.
Additionally, it is the duty of pharmacies to provide clear and accurate information about all of the medications and services they are providing. While it is understood that many drugs carry side effects, it is expected that individuals will be informed of these possible effects. Failure to warn patients about potential side effects or drug interactions can lead to serious consequences for the individual’s health. If you did not receive the necessary warnings and experienced illness or injury as a result, discuss your options for damage recovery with a legal professional.
Incorrect dosage is another unfortunately common pharmacy mistake that can have severe implications for patients. Administering the wrong dosage can lead to severe harm and can even be life threatening. This is true whether the dose is too high or too low. Healthcare professionals have a duty to carefully assess drug information to ensure accurate measurement and proper dispensing. If there is a dosage error, legal repercussions can follow.
Legal Options and Seeking Compensation
Suffering harm due to a pharmacy error can be incredibly upsetting, but there are paths to holding negligent parties accountable. To have your options assessed, consult a Florida personal injury lawyer. You may be able to pursue a medical malpractice claim. Seeking justice can help to shield others from harm and a monetary settlement can provide your family with the financial resources you need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages incurred as a result of the pharmacy mistake.
Do you need legal support after receiving the wrong medication? By partnering with an experienced personal injury lawyer, you can protect your rights, hold pharmacists and pharmacies accountable, and achieve the full and fair compensation package you need to move past the event. Talk to the attorneys at Roman & Roman to learn more. Schedule your no-obligation, free consultation today.
Although the law firm of Roman & Roman has offices in Clearwater, Hudson and Tampa, we handle cases and claims throughout Florida. We also meet personally with our clients if at all possible, rather than impersonally over the phone or on the Internet.