We’ve all been there: standing at the pharmacy line, signing our name on the dotted line – indicating the pharmacist offered counseling and we accepted (or declined) said counseling. Most people are focused on finishing the errand and moving on with our lives. We blindly trust that the doctor and the pharmacist got the medication right, the dosing right, but, most importantly, took into account the other medications we take and any adverse side effects that could happen with the co-mingling of these medications and supplements.
But what could be the costs if they DON’T get it right? Of course, there is a list of “what-ifs.” You may have been the unfortunate victim of the adverse effects of pharmacy carelessness or negligence related to drug name errors, proper communication of risk factors, incorrect dosing information – all of which can be considered pharmacy malpractice.
Here are the common mistakes that pharmacies make:
- Correct medication but wrong dose/size
- Wrong dosing instructions (when and how often to take)
- Pharmacy technician confuses dosing units from prescription
Any of these errors can result in adverse health effects for you or your loved ones. A simple misplacing of a decimal point can mean a 10x dosing error – and both underdosing and overdosing can lead to medication toxicity, poisoning, and even death.
We have written a free e-book called “Making Pharmacies Pay for Their Errors,” and it’ll teach you how to protect yourself or your loved ones if you are the unfortunate victim of pharmacy negligence or malpractice. We’ve taken on the big pharmacies to pay for their errors and are happy to review your case. You can call us at Kennedy Law Firm, LLP 713-425-6445, or email [email protected].