Helping Patients Who Have Been Injured By Pharmacy Errors
Just as doctors and nurses are required to uphold a certain standard of care, pharmacists also have a legal duty to protect their patients from unreasonable harm. When a pharmacist is negligent in administering a prescription, adjusting the dosage of a medication or failing to detect dangerous drug combinations, they can be held accountable for any resulting injuries.
At our law firm, our New York medical malpractice attorneys help patients who have been injured due to medication errors hold negligent pharmacies and pharmacists accountable for their actions. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a pharmacy error, our New York medical malpractice attorneys may be able to recover compensation for damages resulting from your medication mix-up. Fill out our FREE case evaluation form today to find out if we can assist in handling your pharmacy error claim.
Common Medication Mistakes
When a pharmacy or its employees fail to uphold their professional responsibility in dispensing medicine, they can be held accountable for medication errors such as:
- Wrong Dosages: When a pharmacist provides the wrong size pills, measures out incorrect medication dosages or provides inadequate dosage instructions, they can be held accountable for any damages caused to the patient. An overdose or low-dose of a prescribed drug can cause serious harm and even death.
- Wrong Medication: The most important duty of a pharmacist is to make sure patients receive the medication prescribed by their physicians. Dispensing the wrong medication can result in serious harm to the patient.
- Drug Interactions: Most pharmacies utilize programs which can detect when a patient is being prescribed two or more drugs which are dangerous when taken together. When such a program fails to detect a dangerous drug interaction, often when drugs are prescribed by two different doctors, the pharmacy may be liable for any resulting damages.
Fighting To Hold Them Accountable For Their Mistakes
If you or a loved one has been injured due to an incorrect medication dosage, wrong medication error or dangerous drug interaction, legal recourse may be available. Pharmacies and their employees have a legal responsibility to prevent unreasonable harm to their customers, and those who have been injured due to a negligently dispensed medication may be able to hold these parties accountable for their actions.
To find out if you can participate in a medication error lawsuit to recover compensation for damages, contact our New York medical malpractice lawyers today for a FREE case review.