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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.

Who Is Liable for Injuries That Result From Prescription Misfills?

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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It may never occur to people that something might be wrong with a prescription they pick up at their local pharmacy. But unfortunately, pharmacies frequently send people home with the wrong medication, wrong dosage of drugs, the wrong instructions, and even someone else’s prescription. These types of incidents are considered prescription misfills.

When pharmacists are negligent in filling patients’ prescriptions, medication misfills can occur. If a pharmacist was doing his or her job right, a prescription misfill would never take place. For this reason, pharmacists and pharmacies are liable for a patient’s injuries or even death that results from prescription misfills.

Sadly, misfills occur more than most people realize. And pharmacy malpractice lawsuits in Texas are constantly being pursued against Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, and other pharmacies for misfilled prescriptions. When a pharmacy incorrectly fills a patient’s prescription, a patient may suffer headaches, nausea, blurred vision and other symptoms without ever connecting their symptoms to the pills they were prescribed. When patients take the wrong drug or too high of a dosage for too long, they can suffer from congestive heart failure or other serious injuries and ultimately die.

Prescription Misfill Liability

Liability related to prescription drugs can involve drug manufacturers, doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and pharmacists. Although there are many possible at fault parties, a pharmacist would likely be the party liable if he or she incorrectly labels a prescription or provides the wrong dosage, wrong medication, or wrong instructions to a patient.

If a prescription misfill in Texas has affected your health and well-being, you should speak with an attorney about your potential claim today. Call a Houston pharmacy malpractice attorney at Kennedy Hodges for a free consultation at 888.526.7616 today.

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