Wyoming Pharmacy Error Lawyers
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 70 percent of Americans between the ages of 40 and 79 have taken at least one prescription drug in the last 30 days.
For millions of people, prescription drugs are essential for maintaining health and warding off diseases and infections. Pharmacists play an essential healthcare role by filling prescriptions.
When a pharmacist makes a mistake, it can have catastrophic results. Drugs must be properly labeled, administered correctly, and distributed in the right quantity. And patients must be provided with clear instructions on how to use them safely.
If you or a loved one was harmed by a medication error, contact the experienced Wyoming malpractice malpractice attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. Our team will help you explore your options.
Call (877) 433-3906 to learn more today.
When a doctor writes a prescription, the patient is relying on that medication for their health. A prescription error that prevents the patient from getting the right drug and taking it in the correct way could have grave consequences.
Pharmacy errors that harm patients every day include:
- Wrong drug. This often results when two drugs have a similar name or when the pharmacy mixes up one patient with another. This is one of the worst types of pharmacy errors and it can have disastrous results.
- Side effects. Failure to warn patients about side effects could have fatal consequences. For example, a patient could get into an automobile crash after taking a drug that can make him drowsy.
- Incorrect dosage. Taking too little can render the drug ineffective and taking too much can have adverse effects and even cause an overdose.
- Drug interactions. Failure to warn a patient about how the drug may interact with food, beverages, alcohol, supplements, over-the-counter drugs, and other prescription drugs may make the drug ineffective, affect the patient’s behavior, induce a toxic reaction, and cause organ failure or death.
- Incomplete instructions. Labels must correctly tell the patients when to take the medication, how much to take, and if it should be taken with water, after a meal, or on an empty stomach.
If you suffer an adverse reaction after taking medication, dial 911 right away for emergency medical assistance. Contact your doctor as soon as possible to receive further instructions.
Be sure to save any unused medication, drug containers, receipts, and any information you were given by the pharmacy. This will be helpful for your doctor, and it will also make it easier for your malpractice attorney when they conduct their investigation.
Negative consequences of pharmacy errors include:
- An allergic response
- Brain damage
- Heart attack
- Organ damage
- Loss of vision
- Birth defects
- Internal bleeding
- Kidney failure
The experienced malpractice attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. will conduct a thorough investigation to determine who’s responsible for the mistake that harmed you. Pharmacists are ultimately responsible for their errors, but doctors, pharmacy technicians, and the company that hired the pharmacist may also share liability.
Your attorney will file a claim against anyone whose negligent actions contributed to your injuries. A Wyoming pharmacy error claim will include the following types of damages:
- Medical bills
- Emergency room treatment
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning capacity
- Occupational therapy
- Medical devices
- Wrongful death
At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., we help you get the resources you need to put your life back together. Our firm has won record-breaking settlements for our clients.
Call (877) 433-3906 to schedule a no-cost consultation with a Wyoming pharmacy error attorney today.