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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.
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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.
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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.
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Pharmacist Distraction May Lead to Harmful Medication Mistakes

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

If you have suffered a medication error injury, you probably learned that these kinds of mistakes are not uncommon. Busy, understaffed pharmacies are prone to making mistakes, especially with constant interruptions such as phone calls and interacting with customers.

 

But what if there were even more distractions at the pharmacy that were entirely unrelated to work?

 

Many people working in office buildings know how tempting it can be to do non-work activities on a slow day. Some even have trouble putting their cellphones aside, much less turning them off, choosing to stay connected to friends and news feeds as they sit at their desks. 

 

Unfortunately, this trend is all too common in pharmacies across the nation; the younger generation is seemingly addicted to electronic distractions such as:

 

  • Facebook. Many people check their social media accounts several times a day (some multiple times an hour), and it’s quite easy for a pharmacist on Facebook to make a prescription mistake.
  • Cell phone calls. Technicians may need to use their cell phones to double-check prescriptions, but they will also often use their phones to make personal calls on company time.
  • Email. Many smartphones have the ability to check email, which can take focus off a customer as the staff member writes a response.
  • Online games. Much like gambling addiction, some people cannot bear to put their phones down if they’re in the middle of playing a game--even if it means ignoring a patient in front of them.
  • Internet access. Staff members may spend moments between customers on pharmacy computers clicking links, making vacation plans or even shopping, making it more likely that their minds will be elsewhere when the next customer arrives.

 

If a distracted pharmacist has injured you, the attorneys at Kennedy Hodges can help you get compensation for your medical costs and time off of work. Call (888) 526-7616 today to start your FREE consultation with one of our board-certified pharmacy error attorneys

 

Want to know more about these types of cases? You may order our free book, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.