Medical Malpractice Includes Prescription Errors
At Goldberg and Hirsh P.A., we are knowledgeable about how prescription errors can affect an individual’s health. In our decades of experience helping clients in medical malpractice cases related to prescription errors, we have provided legal guidance to our clients in the following types of cases:
- Prescription errors, wrong medication mistakes and wrongly dispensed medicines
- Pharmacy mistakes and errors, pharmacy negligence and pharmacy lawsuits
- Pharmacist mistakes and errors, pharmacist liability and pharmacist malpractice
Most people are unaware of the seriousness of getting a prescription for the wrong medication. Sometimes a simple mistake by a pharmacist at your local drug store can result in you taking the wrong medicine – a mistake that can cause serious injuries and sometimes be deadly.
Medication Mistakes In Hospitals
Most people never check to make sure that they are getting the medication that their doctor prescribed because they assume the doctors and pharmacists know what they are doing. This kind of mistake should never happen; health care facilities have an obligation to prescribe and dispense the correct drugs in the correct quantity at the proper dosage. It may be significant or even deadly pharmacy negligence to combine or mix medications. This can result in allergic reactions or other harmful lethal effects. Some medications, when given together, are just like fuel and a match and can be fatal when combined.
Protecting Your Rights With An Experienced Attorney
If you were injured due to pharmacy negligence or a prescription mistake made by your doctor, here are some things that we usually recommend that you do:
- Save the bottles of your medication or prescription and keep any pills left in the bottle to show that you did not overdose yourself by accidentally taking more than you were supposed to.
- Get a printout from all the drug stores and pharmacies you regularly go to get your prescriptions, especially if your prescriptions are filled at more than one pharmacy.
- Do not talk to insurance company representatives of the hospital, doctor or pharmacy without first discussing your case with an attorney.
Finally, it is very important that you seek the advice of a law firm like Goldberg and Hirsh P.A. that is experienced in litigating these matters. Yes, there is decent information on the internet regarding prescriptions and medications nowadays, but that is not a substitute for the knowledge of an actual expert in these matters.
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If you need experienced drug litigation counsel for a prospective prescription error lawsuit, call Goldberg and Hirsh P.A. at 305-909-6522 or contact us via our online form for a free legal consultation.