Selling someone a prescription bottle with the wrong medication or dosage is considered a pharmacy error and grounds for personal injury compensation if the person who takes the medicine becomes sick or dies. Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A. is a Florida personal injury law firm that represents clients in pharmacy negligence cases in Fort Lauderdale, Weston, and elsewhere in Broward County, Palm Beach County, Dade County, and throughout the state. One of our Florida personal injury lawyers would be happy to meet with you to discuss your pharmacy error case.
Pharmacy Mistakes and Injuries
Unlike decades past, when pharmacies were small businesses run by one or two qualified pharmacists, pharmacies are now owned by large companies and are located within large retail chains such as Target, Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid. Many of these in-store pharmacies have inexperienced assistants, rather than qualified pharmacists, filing prescriptions for customers. The assistants’ lack of qualifications and experience can result in errors when filling prescriptions, which can lead to personal injury or death if the person taking the medication gets sick or dies.
Pharmacy errors can be very dangerous. Respiratory failure, brain injuries, allergies, heart attacks, extremely low blood pressure, extremely high blood pressure, psychotic episodes, hallucinations, and wrongful death are some of the serious injuries that can result when a prescription drug is dispensed incorrectly.
There is no room for errors when it comes to a pharmacist or pharmacy assistant giving you a prescription drug. Filling a patient’s prescription with the wrong medication or dosage, giving a customer someone else’s medication, failure to tell patients how to take the prescription properly, failure to notify a patient of any potential side effects, failure to call a doctor for clarification on a prescription note that is difficult to read, and failure to fill the prescription prescribed by a doctor are examples of pharmacy negligence.
Most pharmacy mistakes are easily preventable. Fatigue, inexperience, negligence, and carelessness are common causes of pharmacy errors. Unfortunately, pharmacy negligence is a more prevalent problem in Florida than people realize. It can be very traumatic for someone to become sick or injured after taking what he or she believes is the right medication prescribed by a doctor.
At Lazarus & Lazarus, P.A., our Ft. Lauderdale, Florida pharmacy error attorneys will work with top pharmacology experts who can figure out and explain the exact cause of your pharmacy negligence-related illness or injury. We will zealously pursue your claim or lawsuit. Our pharmacy error lawyers are not afraid to take a large pharmacy chain or retail corporation to court if that is what we need to do to make sure that you obtain your financial recovery.
Our law firm also handles Florida medical malpractice cases against doctors that have injured or killed patients due to negligence, as well as dangerous drug lawsuits against drug manufacturers that have allowed a dangerous or defective drug to enter the marketplace. Visit the medical malpractice and defective products sections of our Web site for more information.
To request your free consultation with Attorney Gary Lazarus or Attorney Arleen Lazarus, contact us online or call Lazarus & Lazars P.A. at (954) 356-0006 today.