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Types of Errors

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.

How Can I Tell If My Pharmacist is Guilty of Malpractice?

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

If you’re like many Americans, you probably get your prescriptions filled at a major chain pharmacy. While this may also serve as your neighborhood pharmacy - the staff knows you, and knows what kinds of medications you typically take - it doesn’t guarantee against the possibility of a prescription drug mistake.

When these types of errors happen, many customers are willing to forgive the incident. Maybe the administration of the chain sends them a letter or offers them compensation for the inconvenience. The trouble is, how can you tell if the corporation was responsible, or if the fault lies with the pharmacist himself?

Our experienced pharmacy error lawyers know that pharmacists have three key duties that directly prevent prescription errors:

  • Dispensing medication. No matter which member of staff gave you the medication, the pharmacist is ultimately responsible for dispensing errors, including dosage errors, wrong medication mistakes, or mislabeling of drugs or instructions.
  • Counseling patients. Although it has only recently taken priority in pharmacies, pharmacists have always been responsible for counseling patients on administration of their drugs. This includes making sure the patient understands why the medication was prescribed, the name of the medicine, how to take it, the risk of potential side effects and any possible drug interactions.
  • Staff supervision. Pharmacists are in short supply across the country, and one pharmacist may easily oversee ten to fifteen technicians. Even if a pharmacy tech gave you the wrong drug, wrong dosage, or typed the wrong instructions on your medication, your pharmacist is legally bound to discover and amend all errors before they reach the patient. 

If your pharmacist failed to perform any of these actions, he may be liable for the costs of your prescription drug injury.To get a FREE, one-on-one consultation on your prescription error case, call Kennedy Hodges today at (888) 526-7616. 

For more FREE legal information, click the link above and we’ll send you a copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, when you click the link at the top of this page.