Expert Advocacy for Victims of Prescription Malpractice

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What is Pharmacy and Prescription Malpractice?

Prescription malpractice describes medical errors connected to the prescribing, dispensing, and administering of medications that could have been avoided if due standard of care had been followed. This negligence can result in injury, illness, worsening of an existing condition, or death.

  • The liability may lay with one or a combination of the following:
  • The doctor or physician who wrote the prescription
  • The pharmacy where the prescription is filled
  • The nurse or other medical practitioner administering medication
  • The hospital or medical center where a doctor or nurse is employed
  • The pharmacist
  • The company that produced the medication

Common Injuries Suffered from Prescription Malpractice and Pharmacy Negligence

If any of the following has happened to you or a loved one after taking medication then you may have a prescription malpractice case:

  • Accidents While Handling Machinery
  • Pregnancy Complications/Birth Defects
  • Organ Failure
  • Overdose
  • Serious Allergic Reactions
  • Seizures
  • Worsening of an existing condition
  • Death
  • And Others
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Types of Prescription Malpractice

There can be many steps between a doctor prescribing a medication and the patient actually ingesting that medication. Serious repercussions can occur for the patient if negligence occurs at any step along the way. Any medical professional dealing with medications has a duty to check and re-check prescriptions to ensure the care of the patient and avoid potentially fatal repercussions.

Prescription Errors:

  • The doctor may misdiagnose what is happening with the patient resulting in prescribing the wrong medication.
  • The nurse or other medical practitioner dispensing or administering the medication may make an error in mixing up patient names for medications, mistakes in dosage, frequency or any other number of serious errors.
  • The doctor may prescribe the wrong medication, dosage or strength for other careless reasons. The doctor may fail to identify drug interactions.
  • The pharmacy, pharmacist or other technician can make any number of similar careless mistakes as well as others inherent in this part of the medical industry as discussed below.

How a Pharmacy Can be Negligent Resulting in Serious Injury or Death

By law, a pharmacist is a medical professional as well and must uphold a standard of care to avoid harming patients. A pharmacy also holds a responsibility to ensure its employees are qualified for their positions, properly trained, and well supervised or managed to ensure serious mistakes don’t occur. In addition to personnel responsibility, pharmacies are responsible for the quality, organization, storage, and administration connected to the medications at the location. 

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Examples of pharmacy malpractice include:

  • Expired product
  • Delays in filling a needed prescription
  • Incorrect information on instructions for use
  • Missing or incorrect information regarding drug interactions and side effects
  • Missing instructions for use
  • Dispensing errors such as:
    • Wrong medication
    • Incorrect dosage
    • Wrong strength
    • Incorrect preparation
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We’ll review your medical records and what happened with your medication to determine if you have a pharmacy and prescription malpractice case. Our prescription malpractice lawyer has successfully represented clients throughout Texas and the U.S.

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