Holding Pharmacies Accountable For Medication Errors
According to the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, pharmacy errors are a huge problem on a national level. In fact, there are average rate of four errors per day in a pharmacy filling 250 prescriptions daily. This can result in serious health consequences and even wrongful death for many individuals.
Pharmacists have a strict duty of care to administer medications to patients in a proper manner. Pharmacists may be sued for medical malpractice if they cause an injury or wrongful death by falling below this level of care.
Elements Of A Medication Error Malpractice Lawsuit
A pharmacist medical malpractice lawsuit is based on three key factors:
- The pharmacists had a duty of care
- The pharmacist breached that duty of care
- The breach of that duty caused harm and damages
If you have a personal injury or wrongful death claim for pharmacist malpractice, you may be able to sue the pharmacist, a pharmacy, hospital, clinic, or doctor that wrote the prescription. The trusted medical malpractice attorneys at Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP, can walk you through your entire case to get you the financial compensation you deserve.
What Is Pharmacy Malpractice?
Pharmacists have specialized training to fill prescriptions. In addition, they also need to be wary of possible drug interactions and why the drug was prescribed to the patient.
There are different ways that a pharmacist may be liable for malpractice:
- Patient was given a medication that was compounded incorrectly
- Patient may have been given the right drug but wrong directions
- Dispensing the wrong dose of the drug
- Administering the wrong drug entirely
- Overlooking potential drug interactions
- Improper dosage or duration issues
Failing to counsel the patient on side effects and drug interactions
Contact A Pharmacy Malpractice Attorney At Moraitakis & Kushel, LLP
If a pharmacy error has led to serious health complications for you or a loved one, it’s important to contact an experienced attorney that can explain your legal rights. The effects of pharmacy malpractice can be serious and even life threatening.
Our team of professionals have 80 years of combined legal experience and have extensive experience investigating pharmacy malpractice claims. To determine whether the circumstances of your case constitute as true pharmacy malpractice, we will consult the top medical experts to analyze and investigate your case. We can provide you with a free consultation regarding your pharmacy malpractice case so that you can make an informed decision regarding your case.
Although we are located in Atlanta, Georgia, we’ve helped people across the nation with their medical malpractice claims. Call us today to discuss your legal rights at 404-973-0341 or fill out our form online.