Although pharmacists are trained to dispense the correct medication for patients every day, errors may occur. The impact of receiving the wrong drug or dosage can be serious; improper drug interactions may prove fatal. When you have a prescription filled, you have the right to be properly educated about the medication you receive and trust that it will have a positive impact on your illness or injury.
Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. is a firm wholly committed to ensuring your questions or concerns about medical negligence will not go unanswered. Due to the potential for great harm, pharmacy errors are unacceptable. Whether the error originated from your doctor, an emergency room physician, or through the inattention of pharmacy staff, our attorneys will hold all liable parties accountable.Effects of Pharmacy Errors
Some doctors are known to scribble almost illegible information on prescription note pads, increasing opportunities for misinterpretation by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. In some cases, medical facilities opt for electronic prescription transmission to combat the issue, but this does not eliminate the problem. It is still possible for a physician to enter the wrong data, making an error that could change your life.
Our firm has experience handling a variety of pharmacy error scenarios that resulted in serious harm for our clients. We pay attention to the details surrounding each instance and fight for the best interests of our clients. Some of the causes of pharmacy mistakes we have encountered include, but are not limited to:
- Lack of communication from the pharmacist regarding drug allergy interactions;
- Failure of pharmacy to recognize drug interactions when multiple drugs are prescribed;
- Improper filling of the prescription as written by a physician;
- Improper medication, dosage, or frequency prescribed by a physician; and
- Improper labeling or lack of warning and usage labels on medication.
Additionally, patients in a hospital or urgent care setting may be given the wrong medication, and improper or poorly timed dosages. Depending on the information surrounding the pharmacy mistake, there may be an option to also pursue a doctor malpractice or hospital malpractice claim.
If you have endured an injury as a result of a pharmacy mistake, you should seek the counsel of a medication malpractice attorney immediately. Our highly-trained lawyers have extensive experience providing comprehensive handling of medical claims. We have many success stories to share, and we are dedicated to pursuing a fair resolution for your pharmacy malpractice matter.
We look for every opportunity to maximize compensation for our clients. We understand the importance of having the financial support you need to help you regain your health or live a more comfortable life when physical damage is irreversible or irreparable. You trust medical professionals to employ quality assurance standards when dispensing medication and be be attentive to the smallest details of your care. When they fail to meet your expectations, we will shoulder your cause to secure the help you need and pursue the outcome you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been seriously or fatally injured due to a pharmacy error, please contact our firm at (408) 298-7200 to set up a free initial consultation. We will discuss the circumstances of your matter and offer guidance on how to proceed. Our staff is fluent in English and Spanish. We serve the Monterey area including Pacific Grove, Carmel, Salinas, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, Aptos, Soquel, Scotts Valley, Marina, Hollister, San Benito County, and the Monterey Bay area.