The lawyers at Kennedy Hodges L.L.P. have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions in response to the overwhelming number of people who have suffered an injury after receiving the wrong prescription, wrong dosage, or incorrect instructions for use from their pharmacy. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person, read on to learn how to protect your legal rights.
If your child suffered injuries after a pharmacy medication error you can file a claim for compensation to hold the pharmacy accountable for the mistake.
It is not your fault if you didn’t catch a pharmacy mistake – the pharmacy staff have a duty of care to check prescriptions for accuracy. Unfortunately, medication errors are common and many times patients are admitted to the hospital for injuries after taking the wrong prescription.
If you or a loved one were the victim of a pharmacy error you can file a claim for compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages. This is how you can take action against pharmacy errors.
If you would like to learn more you can order our free book, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.
You can also contact our office to start a free case review with our experienced pharmacy error lawyers.
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Yes, if a pharmacy or a hospital made a mistake in any step along the way of giving you a medication, you can hold them accountable for their mistake. There are many types of errors that can occur, including:
- Wrong medication errors,
- Transcribing errors,
- Dosage errors,
- Similar sounding drug name errors,
- Pharmacist negligence in supervising technicians.
These kinds of errors can happen in any hospital, and our firm has represented clients nationwide against hospitals and pharmacies that caused injuries because of mistakes.
It is important to contact a board certified attorney to determine if negligence played a role in a hospital or pharmacy mistake. You can contact our office toll-free at 888-526-7616 to have one of our attorneys review your case for free, or order our free book to learn more about medication and prescription errors.
By hiring an attorney, you can ensure that your claim is filed timely and that you receive maximum compensation for your claim.
The job of the pharmacy adjuster or insurance company adjuster is to do everything they can to avoid paying a claim. This may include discouraging you from hiring a lawyer until it is too late to file a suit. At that point, they may deny your claim and there is nothing you or an attorney can do. Alternatively, if they are willing to settle the claim, the adjuster's job is to pay as little as possible to you.
Our pharmacy error attorneys handle claims nationwide.
If you are unsure if you need a lawyer, you owe it to yourself to consult board certified attorneys about your potential claim. We offer a free case review. You can send us a confidential contact form to tell us about your case or call our office toll-free, 24/7 at 877-342-2020.
Yes. As long as the Statute of Limitations has not run out, a good medication error attorney can help you prove your claim with hospital or rehabilitation records, as well as any witness statements, such as from family members who were present when you became ill by being given wrong medication.
A pharmacy attorney knows the four criteria for establishing a claim:
- Breach of Duty,
- Causation, and
Yes! The only way to make these giant corporations listen and change their unsafe and dangerous practices for the better is to make them realize it's more expensive to commit harmful errors than it would be to hire an additional pharmacist.
One of the benefits of a pharmacy lawsuit is that you help prevent the same problem from occurring to other people. Pharmacies don't take complaints seriously unless they are hit in the pocket book. You can download a free copy of our book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors," by calling our office today.