Many of us receive prescription drugs for the first time and don’t know what the pills should look like. When we go to pick up our medication at our local pharmacy, we put a lot of trust in the pharmacy staff to get our prescriptions right.
Just like doctors, pharmacists have a duty to fill and administer medication carefully so that patients stay safe and injury free. When pharmacists make medication mistakes that cause injury or death, they expose themselves to pharmacy malpractice liability claims.
Some of the reasons pharmacists are guilty of pharmaceutical malpractice include the following:
- Mislabeling medications
- Failing to provide proper instructions for taking prescriptions
- Mixing up drugs
- Giving patients the wrong prescriptions
- Filling wrong dosages of medication
Any of the actions listed above can open up pharmacists to malpractice claims if patients are injured as a result of their actions. When pharmacists cause patients injuries because they are distracted, fill medications too quickly, fail to read the prescription accurately, or mix-up drugs, they have failed to adhere to the reasonable standards of care that practitioners in their field are expected to stick to.
If you have been harmed or if your loved one has died due to a pharmacy error, you may have a pharmacy malpractice claim. Call a qualified pharmacy malpractice lawyer today to find out if you have a case and learn more about your available legal actions. Contact Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. at 888-526-7616 for a free case consultation and a FREE copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.