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Dangerous and Defective Drugs If you put your trust in a pharmaceutical company and were hurt by their product, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Wrong Medication Did you receive the wrong medication or incorrect prescription from a pharmacy? If you have suffered because of a medication error please call us for a free case review.
Wrong Dosage Common forms of medication error: incorrect dosage error. Order our free book to learn how to protect yourself and your family from wrong dosage errors.
Other Errors Order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, to learn your rights in prescription error cases.
Kids Rx Errors Order a free copy of The Top 10 Tips to Protect Your Children Against Pharmacy Errors. If you have suffered a prescription error contact our firm today.
Pharmacy Malpractice If you have suffered an injury because a pharmacy dispensed the wrong medication or made an error with your prescription, you are able to file a claim for negligence or malpractice and receive the compensation you deserve.
Walgreens Pharmacy Error Claims There have been numerous claims brought against Walgreens for pharmacy errors or prescription errors. Order our free book to learn how to take action.
CVS Pharmacy Error Claims If you've been injured because of a CVS Pharmacy prescription error, call us for help with your lawsuit at 888-526-7616.
State Pharmacy Boards If you have been severely injured because of a medication error, contact board-certified attorneys immediately to investigate your case free of charge.
Drug & Pharmacy Error Prevention Filing a pharmacy error lawsuit is the only way to make pharmacies take accountability for mistakes. Call our board certified attorneys for a free case review.
State Pharmacy Laws State laws on pharmacy malpractice. Learn the pharmacy error Statute of Limitation laws that apply to your state. Call 877-342-2020 for a free consultation.

Patients Beware: Most States Don’t Require Pharmacy Errors Be Reported

Galvin B. Kennedy
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing personal injury, pharmacy error, and overtime law
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As it turns out, pharmacy errors occur more often than the public hears about. In fact, mistakes made by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians happen all too frequently; however, most errors go unreported. Unfortunately, patients aren’t aware of the errors that have occurred at their local pharmacies. The reason? Most states don’t require pharmacies to report medication mistakes.

While errors with prescriptions happen frequently across this nation, the public rarely hears about these mistakes. Because most states don’t require pharmacies to report the errors, the public only hears about the errors that are publicized or have made it to the news. State pharmacy boards only hear about the medication mistakes that have been reported to them by the public.

The pharmacy errors the public does hear about often involve patients receiving the wrong drug, wrong instructions, or the wrong dosage. Sadly, these incidents are often the ones that cause patients serious injuries—even death. Although affected patients and their families can report these incidents to state pharmacy boards, little is done about these errors. Sometimes the state pharmacy boards will punish a pharmacist by suspending his or her license, but often the punishment is light or nonexistent.

Sadly, victims of pharmacy mistakes have little recourse, and pharmacies aren’t required to reimburse victims for their damages. This is why victims and their families often turn to pursuing pharmacy malpractice lawsuits against negligent pharmacists and pharmacies for the injuries, trauma, and medical bills they endured. To learn more about pursuing damages against a pharmacy, we invite you to request a copy of our free book, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

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