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Pharmacy Error / Prescription Misfill Lawyers
Millions of people take prescription drugs to cure sickness, alleviate pain, or to treat long-term medical conditions. Naturally, customers expect pharmacies to dispense medication in such a way that does not cause any form of injury or compromise to their health. Unfortunately, mistakes occur frequently. In the United States, over 1.3 million injuries and 100,000 fatalities occur each year as a result of pharmaceutical errors.
All pharmacies are legally obliged to provide patients with skilled care and ensure that their customers’ prescriptions are filled properly. Pharmacists undergo years of education before they are licensed and technicians/clerks must first undergo a significant amount of training before they can work behind the counter. However despite these requirements errors still happen. When a pharmacy commits an error that results in a serious sickness, injury or even death of a customer, they can be sued for malpractice.
A pharmacy error or prescription misfill can occur at practically any pharmacy, whether it be an independent pharmacy, a chain like CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid or at bigger stores that have pharmacies attached such as Target, Costco and Wal-mart. When a pharmacy is negligent in its duties to its customers it must be held accountable for its actions. We believe that accountability will greatly reduce the incidents of medication errors and prescription misfills throughout the country.
If you or a loved one suffered serious sickness, injury or death due to a prescription misfill or medication error, it is crucial that you speak with a knowledgeable Florida pharmacy error lawyer right away. The Law Offices of Philip DeBerard, Injury Attorney, we have successfully represented accident and injury victims from all over South Florida and the Treasure Coast for over 30 years.
Common Types of Pharmacy Errors
There are a great number of pharmacy and medication errors that you or a family member might fall victim to. Some common examples are:
- Dispensing the wrong drug
- Dispensing the wrong drug dosage
- Giving the wrong dosage instructions
- Filling the wrong prescription
- Mixing up medications
- Miscommunication between doctors and pharmacists
- Providing medications that should not be combined
- Failing to identify drug allergies
- Failing to provide proper counseling
We at The Law Offices of Philip DeBerard have experience dealing with medical negligence claims and can help you recover maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.
At our firm, we take Florida pharmacy malpractice seriously and know the hardship that drug and medication errors can create. If you or a loved one is dealing with a serious injury or death due to a medication error in Florida, don’t settle for what the Pharmacy offers you and seek a consultation with an experienced personal injury law firm to ensure you get maximum compensation.
Contact a qualified attorney from The Law Offices of Philip DeBerard as soon as possible. Call us today toll-free at 1-800-299-8878 or complete our contact form. We can provide a free and confidential case evaluation, and we won’t charge you anything unless we win your case.