Ohio Pharmacy Error Lawyer Helping Injured Patients with Medical Malpractice Claims
Medical malpractice is a broad area of personal injury law, and it includes many types of claims. You may have heard about medication errors, or mistakes concerning drug usage that result in patient injuries. Pharmacy errors, or pharmacist errors, are closely linked to medication mistakes since pharmacy errors usually involve an error in filling a patient’s medication. Healthcare providers—including pharmacists—have a duty to patients. When pharmacists are negligent and accidentally fill the wrong type or wrong amount of a prescription drug, for example, it is essential for the patient to take action to hold that pharmacist accountable.
I have the resources and expertise to get the financial compensation you deserve in a medical malpractice lawsuit. As an experienced Cleveland medical negligence lawyer, I have years of experience fighting for injured patients in medical malpractice claims, including pharmacy error cases. Let me help you seek the compensation you deserve.
What is a Pharmacy Error?
A pharmacy error, also known as a pharmacist error or pharmacist malpractice, is a type of medical malpractice claim that arises when a pharmacist makes a mistake that causes a patient’s injury.
How do I File a Pharmacy Error Lawsuit?
Get in touch with me as soon as possible to get to started on your pharmacy error claim. I will tell you more about the process of filing your lawsuit, but in general we will need to be able to prove the following in your case:
- Pharmacist owed you a duty of care (this is typically easy to prove simply by showing that you dropped off a prescription or your doctor called in a prescription for a particular pharmacy and you picked up that prescription);
- Pharmacist breached the duty of care in making a mistake, or acting in a negligent manner;
- Pharmacist’s mistake caused your injuries; and
- You suffered a harm that can be remedied through a civil lawsuit.
Types of Pharmacy Negligence Claims
There a variety of errors that can result in a medical malpractice claim against a pharmacist, including but not limited to:
- Filling the wrong prescription;
- Providing the wrong prescription to the patient;
- Filling an incorrect amount of the prescription (wrong dosage);
- Failing to check drug interactions with the patient’s current medications; and/or
- Failing to check patient allergies to the medication being filled.
How Much Time do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim After a Pharmacy Mistake?
Ohio law (Ohio Rev. Code Section 2305.10) gives patients two years from the date of the pharmacy error to file a claim for compensation. If you wait too long, your claim can become time-barred.
I can Represent You in a Pharmacy Error Malpractice Claim
I know it can be difficult to think about filing a lawsuit after you have suffered serious harm, and while you are trying to recover. However, it is extremely important to hold negligent healthcare providers accountable when they make mistakes. You should not have to pay the price for a pharmacist’s mistake. Whether a pharmacist mistakenly filled the wrong prescription or the pharmacist failed to consider your medical allergies when filling the prescription, you may be able to sue that pharmacist with my help. Healthcare providers have insurance that covers medical malpractice claims, and I have years of experience seeking the payouts injured patients deserve. Contact me by phone today at 877.944.4373. I’ll Make Them Pay!®