Mistakes at pharmacies are responsible for thousands of patient injuries and deaths each year. In most cases, the damages are caused by preventable errors. Whether the mistake was due to a single human error or a systemic problem in the pharmacy, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries.
At The Colleran Firm, our attorneys represent patients and families who have been harmed due to prescription drug errors in hospitals and pharmacies. For a free consultation with a lawyer concerning your injury due to preventable pharmaceutical malpractice, contact us today.
According to one study by Pharmacy Times, 98.3 percent of all medications are correctly prescribed. Of course, that means that an error occurs in 1.7 percent of all prescriptions. With more than 3 billion medications dispensed per year, that translates into two errors per day for every 125 prescriptions that are filled. Over the course of a year, 51 million dispensing errors will be made, according to the publication.
Those mistakes can have disastrous consequences for patients who receive the wrong medication or the wrong dosage. Pharmacy errors may occur when your prescription is filled at a drug store or a hospital pharmacy. Common errors include:
It takes only a moment of inattention for a pharmacist to make a dangerous mistake in providing you with your prescription, but such an error could very well cause a fatal drug overdose.
If you or your loved one was injured after taking a prescription drug, our lawyers will work with experts to determine who made the error. Then we will hold the negligent party accountable for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
The Colleran Firm has been studying and trying cases for drug errors and pharmacy mistakes in Philadelphia since 1995. Between our five practicing attorneys we have over a century of experience. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your pharmacy error case with a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer, please contact us today. We understand the confusion and pain associated with medical malpractice especially when it involves medication errors.