The Compensation You Deserve After A Pharmacy Error
When you go to the doctor or pharmacy, you expect that the medication given to you is correct and safe. However, 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 may not cause serious harm. Some prescription errors can even lead to serious injury or death. In fact, 7,000 deaths occur each year in the United States from incorrect prescriptions, according to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy.
These avoidable mistakes could be caused by incorrect prescriptions by a doctor, a pharmacist or a 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. At Foreman Watson Holtrey, LLP, in Owensboro, our attorneys assist clients throughout Western Kentucky file claims to recover the compensation they deserve after a harmful pharmacy or medication error.
The Wrong Medication Or Dosage Can Make Your Illness Worse
While it may seem minor to take the wrong medication or an incorrect dosage, it can actually cause a lot of harm that can have significant impacts on your life. Common consequences include allergic reactions, drug interactions, damaging side effects, or worsening of your illness or injury.
Pharmacy and medication errors can occur in a multitude of ways, including:
- Incorrect dosages
- Prescribing or administering the wrong medication
- Failing to consider interactions with other medications
- Incorrect timing
- Failing to account for allergies
If you suffered after a pharmacy or medication error, you can file a personal injury claim to recover damages and hold the responsible parties accountable. Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, we can help you fight for compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost income if you had to miss work.
Let’s Get Started On Your Claim
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 by calling 270-446-5879 or filling out our online contact form. With offices in Owensboro, Hartford,Madisonville, Bowling Green and Evansville, our lawyers represent nursing home negligence victims throughout Western Kentucky.