Every year, about 1.3 million Americans are injured due to medication errors. Few people realize just how great of 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 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.
To begin exploring your legal options, simply complete the Free Case Review form to the right.
Types of Pharmaceutical Errors
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:
- Being given another patient’s prescription.
- Pharmacy failing to identify drug interactions.
- Pharmacy failing to double-check with doctors about unclear prescriptions.
- Medicine labeled with your name but with the wrong medication inside.
- Pharmacy failing to identify drug allergies.
- Pharmacy confusing drugs that sound or look alike.
If any of the above types of errors has happened to either 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 by completing the Free Case Review form on this page.
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 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 and big corporations 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 sustain 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 and has the knowledge and resources available 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 pharmacists 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 that your injuries were a result of this negligence in order for you to receive any monetary damages.
If you are unsure if you have cause to file a Connecticut pharmaceutical error lawsuit, contact our lawyers to schedule a free, initial case evaluation. During an evaluation, one of our attorneys will assess the merits of your claim and offer guidance on how to best pursue legal recourse for your condition.
For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Connecticut medication error victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team, please complete the Free Case Review form on this page.