Mistakes are made every day in life, and they even occur at your local pharmacy too. One type of pharmacy error that occurs frequently – more than people would like to think – is when the wrong medication is given out to patients. Customers may receive someone else’s prescription or the pharmacist may fill the wrong medication with a medication that has a similar name due to an oversight on his or her part.
What if, due to a pharmacist’s mistake, a patient received a prescription that he or she was allergic to? Many people are allergic to different medications, and when wrong medications are filled and given to patients, serious injuries could occur, such as allergic reactions.
Allergic Reactions Can Cause Harm
When the wrong pills are given to customers, the wrong drugs are prescribed, customers receive someone else’s prescription, or if something went wrong with the manufacturing of that medication, the results could cause adverse effects and patients could suffer allergic reactions, including:
- Skin irritations such as itchy skin and rashes
- Eye irritations such as itchy eyes, watery eyes, or eyes pink in color
- Severe discomfort
- Trouble breathing
- Other severe allergic reactions
- Altered metabolism
- Compromised immune system
- Permanent disabilities
Every pharmacy has the responsibility to fill the right medication for the right patient. When a pharmacist fails to do this, he may be guilty of pharmacy malpractice. If you or a loved one experienced a medication error, or suffered an allergic reaction from the wrong medication, you need to seek justice. A negligent pharmacist should not be allowed to get away with causing you pain, mental anguish, medical expenses, and even lost income due to time off of work.
If his mistake caused you an allergic reaction that led to medical bills and time off of work, it is your responsibility to bring the responsible party to justice, and we can help you. We believe that you should be compensated for your suffering. While financial compensation cannot take away what happened, it can pay for your medical expenses and help ensure that the negligent medical professionals are brought to justice.
At Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P., our pharmacy error attorneys represent victims of pharmacy malpractice and have a proven track record. We would like to help you too. Call us today for an initial complimentary consultation at 888-526-7616. We know that you probably have more questions, and we would like to provide you with a FREE copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.