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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.

When Are Pharmacists Exposed to Malpractice Liability?

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

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