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How Ailing Pharmacists May Cause Pharmacy Errors at Walgreens

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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Everyone gets sick at one time or another—even Walgreens pharmacists. While it is common sense to stay home and not go to work when ill, some people get out of bed and go to work even though they are feeling under the weather. While it may seem like a person who goes to work in poor health is a dedicated employee, that person is actually a dangerous employee.

Not only can pharmacists who go to work unwell get others sick, but they may cause pharmacy errors at Walgreens. When pharmacists try to work while under the weather, their minds may be clouded, and their sick state may distract them. In fact, people who are sick are often tired, achy, lacking energy, have headaches, and can suffer from an overwhelming feeling of exhaustion.

Unfortunately, any of the above mentioned factors can impair a pharmacist’s mental processes and decision making—affecting attention, memory, reasoning, understanding and processing. When a pharmacist suffers from cognitive functioning due to sickness and tiredness, a pharmacist is more likely to make mistakes.

Although most pharmacy errors happen because pharmacists are moving too quickly and are in a rush to fill as many prescriptions as possible, some pharmacy errors have been caused by ill feeling and tired workers. Pharmacists who come to work drowsy and not feeling well may cause harm to patients in the following ways:

  • Misread prescriptions
  • Give patients wrong medication
  • Fill wrong drug dosages
  • Put wrong instructions or labels on prescriptions
  • Not warn patients about drug interactions

If a pharmacy error at Walgreens caused you harm, you should reach out to Kennedy Hodges. Dial 888-526-7616 to speak with a skilled Walgreens pharmacy error attorney in a free consultation today—we’re here to help.

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