We count on pharmacists and pharmacies to be accurate. Our doctor has prescribed a specific medication for a specific medical condition. We need this medication to get better. But what happens when the pharmacy makes a mistake? What happens when the pharmacist gives you the wrong dosage or worse yet, a medication that wasn't even prescribed to you, in error?
Studies indicate that 10 to 15 percent of medical prescriptions are filled in error. Overworked, careless and unsupervised pharmacists and other pharmacy employees make mistakes in filling prescriptions every day, often with grave consequences. Adverse reactions to receiving improper medication can result in serious illness, organ damage and death. Contact the pharmacy negligence attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. if you or a family member suffered serious injury from a prescription drug mistake.
Miami, Florida, Prescription Error Attorney
Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. has recovered compensation through negotiated settlement in a number of pharmacy error cases. We have handled cases against some of the largest pharmacy chains in the country, as well as local neighborhood pharmacies. With offices in Miami, Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Broward and Orlando, we can meet with clients throughout South Florida to discuss your case.
Pharmacy Error Cases
Prescription medication errors fall into two main categories — dispensing the wrong medication or giving the patient the wrong dosage. In some cases, the pharmacist may also fail to account for known drug allergies or harmful drug interactions with other medications the patient was taking. Pharmacists have had extensive training and should be held to a higher standard. We depend on pharmacists to be thorough and accurate, for their mistakes can be most serious.
If you have been injured by a pharmacy error or pharmacy negligence, contact your doctor or hospital immediately. It is extremely important for you to document that you took the wrong medication, and that you get early treatment for any potential side-effects or complications. It is also imperative that you keep the prescription bottle as evidence. Do not throw away the wrong pills or return the bottle to the pharmacy no matter what.
In pursuing damages for pharmacy malpractice, the accomplished attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. collect all medical records from the treating physician or hospital, as well as from the pharmacy. We consult with the best pharmacology experts who can testify about the toxicity of the drug or dosage received, and with experts who can show that the pharmacist made an error from a clearly written prescription.
Damages may include medical expenses incurred and any future medical care required to treat the long-term effects of the harmful medicine. Victims can also collect for lost earnings if the injury or illness is disabling, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering. If the loved one died, we can help the family pursue a wrongful death claim against the pharmacy.
Contact the Miami pharmacy error lawyers of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. to arrange a free consultation. We represent victims on a contingency fee (no recovery, no attorneys' fees), and our entire staff is bilingual.