Every state has different statute of limitations that restrict a person’s time period from bringing a legal claim against a pharmacy or pharmacist. Typically, the statute of limitations that applies to pharmacy error cases is found under each state’s medical malpractice laws.
In Oklahoma, any lawsuit against a healthcare professional must be filed within two years of the date of your injury. This set time limit starts running on the day of your injury. Once two years pass, the statutory period expires and you can no longer bring a legal claim against the pharmacy or pharmacist involved.
Whether you have suffered harm as a result of receiving the wrong medication or the wrong dosage, you need to file a lawsuit for damages prior to the two-year window. Unfortunately, pharmacists have been known to make transcribing errors, mistake similar sounding drugs for each other, and mix-up patients’ drugs. If you have suffered harm as a result of any of these pharmacy mistakes, you have a right to seek financial compensation.
By pursuing a pharmacy malpractice lawsuit, you will be seeking justice, just compensation, and a remedy to the wrongful conduct that affected you. Because pharmacy error cases can be complex and need to be filed in a timely manner, it is wise to seek legal assistance immediately so that you don’t miss out on your right to file a pharmacy malpractice lawsuit.
If you want to learn more about your rights, get a free copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.