Pharmacy Errors

Pharmacy Errors

Cases involving incorrect prescriptions by a doctor, a pharmacist or pharmacy tech filling the wrong dosage, nurses giving the wrong medication to a patient or improper instructions or warnings on a label.

Mistakes in administering prescription drugs by pharmacies are all too common. Prescription errors and medication mistakes lead to numerous injuries and deaths every year. In fact, 7,000 deaths occur each year in the United States from incorrect prescriptions, according the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.

These avoidable mistakes could be caused by incorrect prescriptions by a doctor, a pharmacist or pharmacy tech filling the wrong dosage, or by nurses giving the wrong medication to a patient or not following instructions or warnings on a label.

Mistakes involving prescription medications occur in U.S. hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities at an estimated rate of one mistake per patient per day. Many of these errors go undetected and the vast majority of mistakes may not cause serious harm. However, some prescription errors can lead to serious injury or death. 

If you think that you or a loved one has suffered due to a pharmacy error, contact Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP for a free consultation today.

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