Every year, about 1.3 million Americans are injured due to medication errors. Few people realize just how great of a risk there is when picking up medication from the pharmacy. Pharmacy or prescription errors can result in severe consequences. Pharmaceutical errors can have tragic consequences, including toxicity, poisoning or death.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a pharmaceutical error, you are not alone. Do not hesitate to contact the medical malpractice attorneys at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers to see how we can help you seek justice for the error.
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Pharmaceutical Errors: The Types To Know
There are several ways in which medication errors can occur. The consequences of a prescription error can be severe and, in some cases, fatal. Some of the most common types of pharmaceutical errors include:
- You were given another patient’s prescription.
- A pharmacy failed to identify drug interactions.
- A pharmacy failed to double-check with doctors about unclear prescriptions.
- A medicine was labeled with your name but had the wrong medication inside.
- A pharmacy failed to identify drug allergies.
- A pharmacy confused drugs that sound or look alike.
If any of the above types of errors have happened to you or a loved one, our pharmaceutical errors lawyers want to speak to you and help you fight for the justice you deserve for the pharmacy’s negligence. Please contact our firm today.
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The Many Causes Of Medication Errors
Mistakes do happen. However, when a pharmacist makes a mistake, the consequences could be deadly. A prescription or medication error can occur for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common reasons for these types of errors include:
- Overworked pharmacy staff
- Pharmacist negligence in the supervision of pharmacy technicians
- Dependence on automated systems to prevent all medicine errors
- Inadequate pharmacy training
- Lack of communication between pharmacy staff and doctors
- Cost-cutting by hospitals to reduce staff
Contact An Experienced Pharmaceutical Error Attorney
As patients, we trust that when we fill a prescription, pharmacists will do everything in their power to keep us safe. However, when a pharmaceutical error occurs, there is a high risk of sustaining further injury.
Pharmaceutical error cases are complex, as they involve the integration of law, medicine and science. If you believe that you have a prescription error claim, it is critical that you consult with a lawyer who has experience pursuing these types of lawsuits as well as the knowledge and resources necessary to litigate these claims.
At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of Connecticut medical malpractice victims. We believe that if you have suffered due to the negligence of a pharmacist or pharmacy technician, you deserve both compassion and compensation for your condition.
In a pharmaceutical error lawsuit, it must be proven that the pharmacist did not meet the applicable standard of care and your injuries were a result of this negligence in order for you to receive any monetary damages.
With offices located in New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford, we are available to help fight for the rights of any Connecticut resident who has suffered harm through the actions of another.
You may have doubts about whether you have a case when you suspect a Connecticut pharmaceutical error. We are ready to evaluate the facts with no further obligation. Contact our lawyers to schedule a free initial case evaluation. Call 800-PERKINS or send an email inquiry to get started.