Holding Florida Pharmacists Liable For Prescription Mistakes
Pharmacists are licensed medical professionals with specific training in the potential harm if medicines are taken incorrectly. They can be held accountable for monetary damages if their mistakes in dispensing medications and advising customers result in serious injury or death.
At Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP in Miami, our attorneys have secured notable settlements and verdicts in actions against pharmacists for the devastating effects of not receiving the right medication in the right dosage. We can represent pharmacy error victims and their families throughout South and Central Florida. Call 305-371-2692 or 800-610-9491 for a free case evaluation.
Most modern pharmacies have computerized systems for validating the prescription and dose, including known contraindications. A conscientious pharmacist will also double-check with the doctor or hospital if there are any red flags. When pharmacists fail to use these safeguards for patient safety, the results can lead to permanent or life-threatening injury.
Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum Bluestein, LLP investigates to hold Miami pharmacists accountable for their devastating or deadly mistakes, such as:
- Providing the wrong dose or wrong instructions;
- Confusing similar-sounding medications;
- Putting the wrong pills in the correctly labeled bottle;
- Misreading a doctor’s writing (resulting in the wrong drug); and
- Failing to account for harmful interactions with other drugs.
If the doctor wrote the wrong prescription, but the pharmacist failed to notice an obvious error and check with the physician, the victim may have both a medical malpractice and pharmacy malpractice claim.
In Florida (and elsewhere), only a licensed pharmacist can actually fill prescriptions. We have handled cases in which nonlicensed staff dispensed the wrong medicine, the wrong dose or the wrong label. We also have handled front counter packaging mix-ups in which patients unwittingly suffer injury by taking someone else’s medications. Whether it was your local pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, or you obtained prescriptions by mail or Internet, let us determine if you have a claim.
Malpractice cases commonly go to trial. Our Miami attorneys are accomplished litigators who can skillfully negotiate a fair settlement or aggressively pursue justice before a jury.
Call 305-371-2692 or 800-610-9491 to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer. We offer a no-obligation case evaluation and contingency fee representation. We also can arrange home and hospital visits.
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