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Pharmacy Errors and Seeking Compensation


For many Floridians, prescription medications are an important part of their treatment plans, they are important drugs that allow them to manage health conditions. While this is well understood, pharmacy errors do occur sometimes, and when they do they have the potential to cause significant harm.

Individuals who have been injured or experienced illness due to a pharmacy mistake don’t have to bear the burden alone. After sustaining harm in ¬†Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa, take immediate action. Speak to a legal professional as soon as possible to learn about ways to seek compensation for the harm caused.

Communication Breakdowns and Other Mistakes

Pharmacy errors encompass a range of mistakes, with two prevalent issues being dispensing the wrong drug or providing incorrect dosage instructions. These errors can lead to health consequences, exacerbating existing medical conditions or causing complications for the individual taking the medications.

Errors can happen when there is not clear and accurate communication between doctors and pharmacists. For example, when doctors prescribe medications, they need to provide specific instructions and dosage information based on a patient’s medical history and current condition. If this information is not shared correctly or there are misunderstandings once the prescription is in the hands of a pharmacist, it can lead to dispensing errors.

Some examples of communication breakdowns:

  • Illegible or incorrect prescriptions. Handwritten prescriptions can be misread or information that is added into an electronic prescription system incorrectly can lead to dispensing errors.
  • Incomplete information. Inadequate patient information or unclear dosage instructions can result in pharmacists making assumptions that lead to mistakes.
  • Lack of consultation. If questions arise at a pharmacy and there is a failure to consult with the prescribing physician, especially when dealing with complex medical conditions or multiple medications, problems can quickly escalate.

If you’ve been harmed due to a pharmacy error in the Tampa area, keep all relevant evidence, such as the medication packaging, prescription details, and any accompanying materials. It will also fortify your claim to document all adverse effects.

Contact an Attorney to Establish Negligence

When pursuing compensation connected to a drug error, it’s essential to establish that the pharmacy’s negligence directly caused harm. Depending on the situation, this could involve proving that the wrong drug was dispensed or that the wrong dosage was shared with an individual, leading to health complications.

Sharing the details of your case with a seasoned Florida personal injury lawyer who has guided past clients through pharmacy error claims means you will have a skilled professional on your side throughout the recovery process. An experienced lawyer can assess the details of your case, determine liability, and share with you how to obtain a favorable outcome.

How can you hold a negligent pharmacist accountable? Talking to a lawyer is a first step to the compensation you deserve and fostering a commitment to patient safety within the healthcare system. To learn more, make an appointment with Roman & Roman, a legal team with over 100 years of combined experience. Call for a free consultation.

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.

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