Miami Wrong Medication Claims
We all intrinsically trust our pharmacists. They would not hurt us intentionally. However, sometimes they cause us harm by being negligent. Sometimes they dispense the wrong medication or the wrong dosage when filling our prescriptions. And when this happens, we need the help of a lawyer with experience handling pharmacy error cases. We need the help of the lawyers from Greenberg, Stone & Urbano They have more than 100 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases, including dozens of pharmacy error cases and they have successfully handled many of these against some of the largest pharmacy chains in the country. Please visit the Notable Cases section of our website to learn more.How a Lawyer Should Handle a Pharmacy Error Case
In order to handle a pharmacy error case successfully, your lawyer must prove three things:
- That the pharmacy mistakenly gave you the wrong medication or gave you the right medication, but in the incorrect dosage. This is fairly easy to prove: a simple comparison of the prescription your doctor gave you with the medication actually sold to you by the pharmacy should suffice.
- That the mistake made by the pharmacy harmed you in a way that you would not have been harmed, had you not taken the wrongly dispensed medication. Although more difficult to prove because typically the error did not cause a death or permanent injury, you lawyer needs to prove that the mistake made by your pharmacist was a substantial factor in causing a change in your condition that could not have occurred had the error not happened.
- Therefore, if you discover that you were given the wrong medication, it is imperative that you tell your doctor of any and all physical, emotional, cognitive or other changes you feel in your body from head to toe. It is your Doctor’s job to determine if what you are experiencing is related to the medication.
- That you had some injury or harm done which took some amount of time to recover from. We have handled cases where the prescription error has caused significant permanent injury, death and hospitalization, as well as cases where our client has recovered after a few weeks of being off the incorrect medicine.
In our experience, the testimony of the physician that treated you after taking the erroneous medication will be an important piece of evidence when proving your pharmacy malpractice case. If this physician or an expert we hire in case the injury requires an expert in the field, testifies that taking the erroneous medication in fact harmed you, you stand a good chance of winning your pharmacy error case. Consequently, it is essential that you visit a doctor as soon as you realize that you have ingested a wrong medication or the right medication with the wrong dosage.We Can Help
If your pharmacist harmed you by giving you the wrong medication or giving you the right medication, but in the wrong dosage, you need the assistance of an experienced pharmacy error lawyer to help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to.
At Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, we have successfully handled many pharmacy error cases against some of the largest pharmacy chains in the country. For example, we represented a 28-year-old Miami woman to whom a national pharmacy chain gave another patient’s medication as she recovered from pregnancy complications. Our client ingested the wrong drug, known as Finasteride or Propecia, for about three weeks. This is a drug typically used by men to fight baldness and prostate problems. Women are specifically warned not to take or even handle this medication.
In another significant pharmacy error case, we are currently representing a nine-year-old boy suffering from inactive tuberculosis. His doctor prescribed INH, a medication specifically for this type of tuberculosis. However, in an unbelievable show of both ignorance and arrogance, his pharmacist crossed off the medication ordered by the doctor in the prescription and wrote in the words “filled with Rifampin”, which is a drug for cases of active tuberculosis. The pharmacist’s error caused the boy to needlessly go through months of nausea, vomiting, headaches and fatigue.
If you have been a victim of a pharmacy error, please contact us immediately at 305-595-2400 to schedule a free consultation. Please note that we handle all personal injury cases, including cases of pharmacy errors, on contingent fees. This means that you do not owe us anything unless we recover a compensation for you.