Washington Pharmacy Error Attorneys
Pharmacists are trained medical professionals who play an important role in providing healthcare to millions of Americans by filling drug prescriptions.
Prescription drugs assist the healing process, helping doctors treat illnesses, fight infections, and provide optimum health for patients with dangerous medical conditions such as high blood pressure.
It’s crucial for patients to get the right prescription drugs. When a pharmacist makes a mistake, the results can be devastating. It may cause severe injuries or death.
If you or a loved one was harmed by a pharmacy error, you may be facing severe physical hardships. The Washington pharmacy malpractice attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will sit down with you and go over your options.
Our firm has won record-breaking settlements for our clients. Call (877) 433-3906 to schedule a no-fee consultation today.
Pharmacists have considerable training about drugs, the effects they have on the body, and how they interact with other chemicals. It’s the pharmacist’s job to make sure the patient receives the correct drug in the right dosage.
Pharmacy errors that harm patients include:
- Wrong drug. This is one of the most dangerous types of pharmacy errors. When the wrong patient’s name is placed on a drug label, someone will be getting a completely inappropriate prescription, and this means they aren’t receiving the right treatment for their ailment. Getting the wrong drug could also have severe medical consequences.
- Improper dosage. Providing a higher dosage than requested by the doctor can seriously harm the patient and even cause an overdose; giving the patient a lower dosage can make the drug ineffective.
Pharmacy errors can harm patients in two ways. First, when a patient doesn’t receive the proper medication, their condition could get worse. For example, without the right antibiotics, a life-threatening infection could overwhelm the patient’s immune system.
Second, taking the wrong drug or the wrong combination of drugs can be seriously harmful or toxic. It may cause an overdose, loss of vital functions, long-term medical problems, or death.
Effects of pharmacy mistakes include:
- Organ failure
- Internal bleeding
- Brain damage
- Heart attack
- Loss of vision
- Birth defects
- An allergic response
Dial 911 for emergency medical assistance if you experience a negative reaction to any type of medication. Consult with your doctor as soon as you can to get the problem resolved.
You’ll want to save all your prescriptions, containers, instructions from the pharmacy, and unused medication. This will be helpful for your doctor. You can also use your cell phone camera to record all this information and share it with your malpractice attorney.
Your Washington medical malpractice attorney will conduct a full investigation to find out how the mistake was made. Then they’ll file a claim against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries.
Pharmacists are liable for mistakes that harm patients. But a doctor who wrote the wrong prescription or a pharmacy with bad policies that increase mistakes can also be liable.
A pharmacy malpractice claim includes the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses
- Emergency room care
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning potential
- Occupational therapy
- Assisted living care
- Wrongful death
You may be feeling like there’s nowhere to turn after you were harmed by a pharmacy error. But that’s what we’re here for. At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., we help people get the resources they need to put their lives back together.
Call (877) 433-3906 to learn more today.