Prescription Mix-Up Errors and Pharmacy Mislabeling Accidents
Proper labeling and dispensing of pharmacy medications is essential to keeping customers safe, but it’s an unfortunate reality that even your favorite Long Beach pharmacist could make a labeling or dispensing error that has serious consequences for you or your family. Prescription mix-up or mislabeling accidents can have serious complications including severe injuries and in the worst cases, death. If you or a loved one is harmed because of a prescription mix-up error your pharmacist made, working with an area lawyer can help ensure that you are properly compensated for medical bills and other expenses. When you need a pharmacy negligence lawyer, don’t hesitate to contact Jamal Injury Law P.C.Common Pharmacy Errors
When a pharmacist dispenses the wrong drug or provides incorrect dosage information, a number of dangerous scenarios can occur.
If a pharmacist is preparing several medications for one person, they could put one drug in the already-labeled container for a different drug, resulting in the patient taking the wrong dose of more than one medication. In this case, a patient could potentially overdose and suffer serious illness or even death. Overdosing errors are especially common at compounding pharmacies where small batches of medications are produced and the dosage is incorrectly calculated. In addition, many medications are poisonous or toxic at certain strengths. In this case, a mislabeling issue can cause major organ failure, especially for the heart, liver, and kidneys. Without fast medical attention, poisoning can result in death.
At the other end of the spectrum, underdosing issues can be just as problematic as overdosing errors. If a patient requires a higher dose of a medication than what appears on the label, the treatment may not work. This, too, can be life-threatening, or at best result in extensive medical treatment that can be incredibly costly.
Recovery times for pharmacy prescription mix-up accidents are often lengthy, causing missed work and missed pay in addition to high medical bills. All of these expenses can quickly add up and be difficult to pay for without help from a Long Beach pharmacy error lawyer. If you find yourself in this situation, our attorneys will fight to help you secure maximum compensation for your losses and hold the responsible party accountable.What to Do After a Prescription Mix-up Accident
If you have been the victim of a mislabeling error or prescription mix-up error, stop using the medication immediately and get emergency medical care. Your next step is to contact a pharmacy negligence lawyer in Long Beach, as these cases are often complicated. Preserving relevant evidence is one of the most important things you must do. Proving prescription mix-up or mislabeling accidents are challenging and therefore the more evidence you have the better. If anyone requests the prescription bottle or the medicine in the prescription bottle, it is imperative that you first speak with a lawyer before even considering handing over any such items.
We have handled numerous prescription mix-up cases and understand the intricacies involved in pursuing a case. Consultations with our lawyers are free and can help you better understand your rights as well as the types of compensation you may be entitled to. There is absolutely no excuse for pharmacist negligence and the attorneys at Jamal Injury Law P.C. are experienced in representing Long Beach residents and helping them recover maximum damages.
If you have suffered injury due to a pharmacy error, contact us today at 714-907-1021.