Medication errors can result in significant injury or death. Murphy, Falcon & Murphy has an entire staff of attorneys and investigators who work together to determine liability for medication errors and recover damages for our injured client.
Medication is prescribed for a specific reason because the patient needs it to produce the desired effect. Some medications are used to cure things, like antibiotics used to eradicate an infection in the body. Other medications are used for serious chronic conditions, like insulin for diabetics or blood pressure medication. Oral chemotherapy drugs may be prescribed to help kill cancer. Whatever the reason for the prescription, it’s important that the exact amount of the medication be used in the exact right way. If even one aspect of the criteria is wrong, there can be devastating consequences for the patient.
Many people are involved in the prescribing and dispensing of prescription medication. Doctors write the prescription, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians prepare the medication, pharmacy staff deliver the medication to the patient, and, in medical facilities nurses and medical technicians administer the medication.
At any stage in the process, there is the opportunity for multiple errors to be made. When a pharmacy makes a mistake, the patient may not know until it’s too late. Common errors made at the pharmacy include:
Is a mistake negligence? Yes. Negligence doesn’t mean that there is malicious intent. To be negligent means that the person failed to carry out their duties properly. They may have had wonderful intentions, but the mistake they made is because they weren’t careful enough.
Pharmacists and pharmacies are bound by strict regulations. Standards and procedures must be following to minimize the risk of errors. If you believe that yourself, or someone you love, may have sustained an injury due to a pharmacy error, it’s important to act quickly. There are statutes of limitation that could apply.
It’s important to hold accountable the people and company responsible for the error to protect other people they may harm in the future. The attorneys at Murphy, Falcon & Murphy will assemble a team of experts to investigate and prove your claim, so you can receive the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation to learn what your rights are.