CVS Pharmacy is one of the most popular pharmacy chains throughout Texas. Many patients use CVS as their preferred pharmacy because of the chain’s popularity, convenience, and branding.
However, just because a pharmacy is popular doesn’t mean it’s infallible. In fact, over the past five years, CVS has discreetly settled dozens of cases where customers received:
- Incorrect medication. Customers were given medication that looked similar to the pills they should have received, or medications that have similar names to the medicines they were actually prescribed.
- Incorrect dosage of medications. Misread orders caused pharmacists to fill inappropriate dosages of drugs. Rather than 5 milligrams, a prescription might be filled with 50 milligram pills; or instead of 100 mg pills, the prescription was filled with 10 mg pills.
- Incorrect labeling and instructions. Mistyped or poorly read instructions lead to labeling errors such as encouraging the customer to take two pills once a day instead of one pill every two days.
Fortunately, many of these errors go unnoticed because the patient suffers no lasting harm. Those errors that are noticed by customers tend to be “fixed” with an apology and a new fill of the prescription medication. However, for some customers, an apology isn’t enough to heal the damage that the error caused.
Filing a Claim Against Pharmacy Error
It’s an unfortunate truth that pharmacies make mistakes from time to time and hope that customers will either ignore the mix-up or accept an apology and move along. Be that as it may, after representing thousands of individuals who have suffered from pharmacy errors, Kennedy Hodges, LLP knows that you deserve more than an apology: you deserve peace of mind.
Here are a few reasons you might want to consider a prescription drug error lawsuit:
- Your troubles may not be over. It’s hard to tell how long the effects of a medication mistake can last. Your insurance may provide for your needs now but may not cover a long-term condition.
- If it happened once, it could happen again. One benefit of a drug error case is identifying why the error happened—and how the company can keep it from happening to someone else in the future.
- Pharmacists care about people; pharmacies care about money. Your pharmacist may be a kind and caring person who made a mistake, but he may not be the problem. The company he works for will not change the way it does business unless it is forced to—and that means paying you for the company’s mistake.
For more invaluable legal advice on your pharmacy prescription mistake, contact the attorneys at Kennedy Hodges today at 888-526-7616. We will be happy to evaluate your case FREE of charge. To read more about prescription error cases, request a FREE copy of our book, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.