Are you a victim of a pharmacy error?
In the course of a year, there are three billion prescriptions filled in pharmacies around the United States. According to an article published in Pharmacy Times, there are approximately 51.5 million errors each year in filling these prescriptions. There is real reason for concern when you have a prescription filled, and you should do all you can to ensure you are receiving the medication that your doctor ordered, and that it is the correct dosage. You may already have been injured by a pharmacy error, or suspect that this occurred. The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., has represented clients from all areas of Florida in medical malpractice lawsuits of all types, and can represent you if you are a victim of a pharmacy error.
Pharmacy Error Injuries in Florida
If you have been injured by ingesting a drug you were not prescribed, or from taking the wrong dosage of a drug you were prescribed (either too much or too little), you have a cause of action, and should pursue compensation for the damages suffered. This includes future effects you could potentially suffer, such as drug caused sterility resulting in an inability to have children.
Pharmacy errors include dispensing the wrong drug, dispensing the drug in the wrong dosage, dispensing an incorrect quantity of the drug, failing to clearly communicate the requirements for consuming the drug (take with food/take without food), failing to adequately convey storage requirement such as refrigeration, and dispensing a drug that has not been stored correctly at the pharmacy, leading to an injury, illness, a medical condition that must be treated, or death.
Modern drugs are powerful and effective in treating the conditions for which there are prescribed. They are equally lethal if abused. Contacting a medical malpractice attorney from our firm is the best thing you can do if you have suffered significant damages due to a pharmacy error. Contact us today for a free initial consultation so that we can chart your path to pursuing the compensation you deserve after suffering damages from a pharmacy error.