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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.

What Happens to Pharmacists Who Make a Serious Medication Error?

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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If you have experienced a prescription drug mistake that had serious consequences, you are probably looking for help from an attorney for your pharmacy error case. But what you may not know is there is also help available from your state pharmacy board, an agency that can hold pharmacists accountable for their dispensing mistakes.

Pharmacists are legally liable to any patients who were harmed by their negligence, but they could also be subject to regulatory actions from their state pharmacy commission. Depending on your state, these consequences can include fines, license suspension, or permanent loss of the pharmacist’s license. In some states, pharmacists can be suspended after a single prescription error.

Research shows that pharmacy customers may be increasingly at risk for experiencing medication errors:

In Massachusetts, the number of disciplinary actions against pharmacists and technicians increased from 30 to 49 from 2004 to 2005. In the span of one year, Georgia saw a 40 percent increase in customer complaints about dispensing mistakes. If these trends persist, pharmacists are increasingly likely to be named in lawsuits and face disciplinary action.

Some states offer online resources for customers to check the licensure status of a pharmacy or pharmacist. In Georgia and South Carolina, for example, consumers can check individual pharmacies to see whether the state board has taken disciplinary action against them. In Georgia, consumers can even find out why the disciplinary action was taken by searching the secretary of state’s website.

To find out if your pharmacy is liable for your prescription drug injury, call Kennedy Hodges today at (888) 526-7616 for a FREE consultation, or click the link above to receive a FREE copy of our report How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

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