When the Pharmacy Makes a Mistake With Your Prescription
We’ve all had to take prescription medication once or twice in our lives. Either it’s for a bad cough or if it’s something more serious like high blood pressure, prescription drugs are there to keep us healthy. When it comes to prescription medication, you rely on both your physician and the pharmacist to do their jobs correctly and give you an accurate dosage of the correct drug. But what happens if this isn’t the case.
It happens more often than not. Someone goes to a big drug store chain such as CVS or Walgreens to get a prescription only to suffer a horrific injury as a result of a pharmacy error. According to a recent 10-year insurance claim study by the CNA, approximately 75 percent of all closed insurance claims came from patients who have either received the wrong prescription or the wrong dose. This resulted in in 13 percent of patients overdosing on these medications and 11 percent dying as a result of a pharmacy error.
Unfortunately, like many other professions in our society, pharmacists are usually overworked which can cause them to miss important information when filling out your prescription. But negligence is negligence and despite whatever reasons, a pharmacy error is definitely a case of personal injury.
If you have been a victim of a pharmacy error, there is hope. At the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, we can help you start a personal injury claim against the store and the pharmacist who committed the injury. Contact us today for a free consultation.