Pharmacy Errors in Washington, DC
Representing Victims Injured by Prescription Mistakes
Modern medical science and technology have created amazing pharmaceutical products that have allowed our society to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives than ever before. Pharmaceuticals and medications are powerful drugs that are designed to treat specific ailments. As they also pose various side effects, medical professionals take extreme caution when choosing to prescribe a certain medication to patients.
Once a prescription is made, patients are required to obtain their medication from a pharmacy. Pharmacies and employees have a responsibility to ensure the safety of patients as medical professionals, and when they fail to exercise care, caution, and diligence when doling out prescriptions, they place consumers in danger.
Using an incorrect prescription that one was not intended to use, or that exceeds the prescribed dosage, can have devastating consequences. According to statistics, more than 7,000 deaths occur each year in the United States as the result of prescription mistakes, with thousands more suffering injuries and substantial damages.
Common Types of Medication Errors
Unfortunately, when your healthcare provider prescribes drugs for you to take, there is a possibility that things that could go wrong. For instance, a healthcare provider may prescribe you drugs without informing you of their associated side effects; you might be allergic to certain drugs; you might be prescribed drugs for a misdiagnosed medical problem; or there could be problems when the prescription is filled.
Another serious problem occurs when your pharmacy fills your prescription improperly, and gives you the wrong medication. All too often wrong medications are taken or prescribed incorrectly. Not only will incorrect drugs injure you, they can aggravate any medical conditions that you have, or even cause death.
You need to be prescribed the correct drugs for your medical treatment, and your doctor must also review possible risks and side effects that could result from you taking the drug. If your doctor fails to warn you of the risks or side effects, or if you receive an incorrect prescription or medication, you could have a medical malpractice claim.
You May be Eligible to File a Malpractice Claim
Patients have every right to believe that pharmacies will properly fill prescriptions and that the appropriate instructions will be provided. When this is not the case and injuries or illnesses occur, victims and their families may be eligible to pursue a recovery of their physical, emotional, and/or financial damages by filing a claim.
With more than 90 years of collective experience, we possess extensive insight into the common mistakes pharmacies and medical professionals make. We are able to answer many of the common pharmacy error questions our clients have and can successfully advocate on their behalf during settlement negotiations or trial.
Our record of success speaks volumes about our abilities in this practice area – including a recovery of $450,000 for a child who suffered a brain injury after being given ten times the prescribed amount of anti-seizure medication – and we are confident that we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Suffering the Consequences of a Pharmacy Error?
If you or a family member has suffered an injury or illness as the result of a pharmacy error, then allow our team of proven, highly accomplished lawyers to guide you through this difficult experience. Compassionate, attentive, and focused on securing favorable resolutions, our legal team is here to draw from our extensive experience to deliver the results you need.
We encourage you to request a free case evaluation from a Washington DC pharmacy error lawyer at our firm to learn more about filing a claim and how we can be of assistance. Call (202) 659-8600 to get started.