When used properly and appropriately, medications can treat medical conditions, prevent major medical problems, and save lives. Pharmacists and doctors in the United States have a duty to prescribe and fill medications accurately, and in such a way that aims to improve an individual’s health.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has reported over 95,000 cases of medication errors since 2000 and states that these errors are among the most common reasons for medical malpractice claims. When a medical professional’s negligence leads to serious injury or even wrongful death, then the victim and the victim’s family are entitled to receive fair and full compensation for their injuries, suffering, and loss.
Pharmacy errors may vary according to the facts of the case and the person at fault. Common pharmacy errors include giving medication to the wrong patient, filling incorrect prescriptions, prescribing the wrong dosage, labeling the medicine bottle with the wrong dosage, or prescribing medication that the patient may be allergic to or that interacts negatively with the patient’s other prescriptions.
Pharmacy errors may be detected at various stages. Some may be apparent soon after the medication is taken, such as if the patient experiences difficulty breathing or skin problems, while others may be detected much later. A patient may fail to improve from his or her illness or even possibly develop liver or kidney failure.
A pharmacy error attorney from Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. will be able to investigate your case thoroughly to determine how the mistakes occurred and identify the negligent parties.
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If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury as a result of a pharmacy error, contact Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. as soon as possible. We will help you fight for you and your loved one’s rights and will ensure that you are compensated fairly and justly for your injuries and losses.
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