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The Seriousness of Pharmacy Malpractice

David W. Hodges
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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People typically trust their pharmacists; however, many patients have been harmed after receiving wrong prescriptions at their pharmacies. When a patient receives the wrong drug and ingests that drug, serious and even fatal injuries could be the result.

A recent example of how pharmacy malpractice leads to serious health complications:

A man from Martinsburg, West Virginia, went into his local pharmacy to get his prescription filled and was mistakenly given the wrong medication. Unknowingly, Howard N. Oals received a different drug than he was supposed to receive from Reed’s Pharmacy. Oals prescription was for five milligrams of Leucovorin; however, the pharmacist filled 500 milligrams of Levaquin to be taken three times a day.

Not only did the pharmacist fill the wrong prescription, but the dose was also incorrect. Without knowing, Oals took the wrong medication—a medication that has been found to cause neurological damage. Unfortunately, Oals already had a neurological condition for which he was taking Leucovorin. By taking high doses of Levaquin, Mr. Oals claimed he suffered a further neurological injury, as this medication has previously been reported to cause neurological injuries.

In order to have a pharmacy malpractice case, it has to be proven that “no reasonable community pharmacist would have made such a dispensing error,” and Oals had an expert who testified to this. Reed’s Pharmacy, a Berkeley Co. pharmacy, ended up settling this lawsuit. They agreed to pay Mr. Oals’ medical expenses, but the terms of the suit remain confidential.

If you have suffered harm, you may have a pharmacy malpractice claim. Contact Kennedy Hodges today at 888-526-7616 to speak with a pharmacy malpractice attorney in a free consultation and find out about your rights.

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