Pharmacists need an advanced degree and plenty of certifications in order to dispense medications. This doesn’t mean they are infallible. They make mistakes. In some cases, they don’t catch a prescription was incorrectly written by a physician. They fill it as is, which ends up causing the patient harm. Other cases involve mistakenly giving the patient the wrong medications, or not catching the fact the patient was given two drugs that interact poorly with one another.
A Pharmacist is Supposed to be the Last Line of Defense
A pharmacist is supposed to catch errors or medicinal conflicts. They are the last line of defense between the patient and the medications. When they make a mistake, it can be catastrophic. It’s their job to ensure you not only receive the correct medication, but also the correct dosage; Otherwise, your health could be in danger.
Pharmaceutical Errors can be Deadly
Many stories have appeared in the news regarding pharmaceutical errors. Errors were committed by doctors and pharmacists. In several of these cases, patients unknowingly overdosed on the medications and died, simply because they properly followed the pharmacist’s incorrect instructions. Other cases involved an allergic reaction to the medication, which wasn’t discovered until it was too late.
You don’t want to end up on the wrong end of these mistakes. In the very best case scenarios, you – the patient who received the wrong medication – winds up in the hospital with a bad reaction. This can lead to a loss of income, not to mention costly medical bills. At the very worst, you could end up losing your life, just because the pharmacist made a mistake and didn’t dispense the correct medication or didn’t catch an error made by a physician.
You Shouldn’t Have to Suffer
In all of these scenarios, it’s clear the patient is the one who suffers, as they end up with health issues, expensive bills, and even a loss of income; Assuming the medication doesn’t kill them first!
If you or a loved one have suffered due to a pharmaceutical error, then you need to call me. These situations shouldn’t happen at all, but when they do, you have legal recourse. It’s my job to fight for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
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