A prescription error can be the result of doctor or pharmacist negligence. Both of these individuals are trained professionals and they work together to ensure that patients are given the right medication. They are also responsible in ensuring the medication is given in the right dosage and that the directions for taking the medication are displayed clearly.
A prescription error is a form of not giving a person adequate medical attention. The error can result in overdose, serious health problems if given the wrong medication, and overdose. Addiction is also a very serious problem that can result from prescription errors.
If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a prescription error, you may have a personal injury claim. It is important to contact a Southern Minnesota personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to determine if you do have a case. It is important to address the matter so you can receive the compensation that you need and so the parties involved are more careful in the future when treating patients.
Helping You Exercise Your Rights
When you are injured or made ill due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to hold them accountable. Pharmacists have to be exact. It is their job to ensure accuracy when filling medications to treat medical conditions. Failure to be accurate can result in serious issues, such as dependency on the medication, an overdose, or organ damage.
It is an unfortunate fact that many pharmacists are overworked and overtired, but this is not an excuse when the situation can cause the death of another. It is their job to fill a prescription correctly and make sure that each patient understands the instructions on the bottle.
Helping You Recover
When your Mankato personal injury lawyer seeks compensation for you, the goal is to relieve as much stress as possible. Being faced with extensive medical expenses can be cause for a lot of stress that can impede recovery. Removing the financial worry can help with recovery.
An unfortunate fact is that approximately 10 percent of prescriptions are filled with errors. Either the instructions are not correct, the dosage is wrong, or the medication’s expiration date has passed. While some of these errors may not have an effect on a person, some will. If you or a loved one has experienced an error that has caused health problems, then it is your right to pursue the responsible parties so you can recover. If you have lost a loved one due to a prescription error, then you have the right to file a wrongful death claim against all responsible parties.
Contact A Southern Minnesota Personal Injury Attorney
Pharmacists, doctors, and other medical professionals have an obligation to ensure that patients are prescribed the correct medications and that they receive them like they are supposed to. If you or a loved one has been affected by a prescription error, you may have a personal injury claim. To learn more, call Farrish Johnson Law Office at 507-625-2525 for a free consultation.