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Types of Errors

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.

What can you do if a pharmacy breached their duty of care to you?

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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Pharmacy duty of care

When you pick up your prescription, most people grab the bag they are given, pay their bill, and go on their way. We usually do not question the pharmacist and assume that our medicine is correct. But pharmacists are human and they make mistakes, too. Unfortunately, when a pharmacist makes a mistake it could cost someone their life. When a pharmacy error occurs, many times it is discovered that the pharmacist breached a duty of care.

The pharmacist has a duty of care to you, the patient.
Pharmacists have a duty to patients to follow a standard of care and do their job correctly. There are many steps that pharmacists take in order to prevent mistakes and ensure that patients receive the right medicine, including:

  • checking with the doctor if a written prescription is unclear; 
  • double checking dosage amounts and dosage instructions; 
  • checking that the labels match patient information.

Many times, pharmacists fail to follow the proper steps to ensure safety when filling prescriptions, or simply make mistakes while performing their job.

Mistakes can occur in too many ways to count.
Pharmacist malpractice can occur in many ways, including filling prescriptions incorrectly, improper bottle labeling, improper dosage instructions, or failing to check dangerous drug interactions. Often, pharmacists mistake similar-sounding drugs, or hand the wrong prescription to the wrong person.

Patients can file a pharmacy malpractice lawsuit in order to receive compensation for injuries caused by negligent pharmacist actions. Usually, a pharmacy lawsuit has to prove that

  • The pharmacist had a duty of care
  • The pharmacist breached that duty of care
  • The patient was harmed because of that breach of care.

Our firm has represented many clients who were injured because of pharmacy malpractice. Order our free book if you want to learn how to hold a pharmacy accountable for mistakes. You can also contact our pharmacy error attorneys at 888-526-7616 for a free, no obligation case review.

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