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. However, some prescription errors can 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 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.
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. *Sometimes to protect your interests a Free Initial Consultation cannot be offered in Criminal Defense cases. With offices in Owensboro, Hartford, Calhoun, Bowling Green and Evansville, our lawyers represent victims of pharmacy errors throughout western Kentucky.