Wrong Dose Lawyers
Much like doctors and other professionals, pharmacists owe their patients a duty of care. In other words, the pharmacist filling your prescription has a duty to be careful and fill the prescription not only with the right medication prescribed by your doctor, but with the correct dosage as well. This duty of care extends to the pharmacist’s place of work. Whether he or she worked at a drug store, a clinic or a hospital at the time your prescription was wrongfully filled, these institutions are responsible for any dispensing of medication which is wrong.
If you or a loved one has been injured because a pharmacist dispensed the wrong medication or the correct medication in the wrong dosage when he or she filled a prescription, you may have a right to compensation and should immediately contact a lawyer experienced handling this type of cases.
The lawyers of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano have more than 100 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases, including cases of pharmacy errors and wrong dosage.Elements of Pharmacy Error Cases
In a pharmacist error lawsuit, your lawyer has to prove the following elements after ascertaining that your prescribing doctor’s prescription was written correctly:
- That your prescription was filled at the subject pharmacy;
- That the pharmacists had a duty of care to fill your prescription correctly;
- That the pharmacist breached that duty of care by filling the prescription with a wrong medication or a wrong dosage of the prescribed medication;
- That the pharmacist’s breach of that duty of care caused you harm;
- That damages to you resulted from the pharmacist’s breach.
When a pharmacist breaches their duty of care and harm comes to the patient, the pharmacy may be liable for damages and have to financially compensate the patient for his or her injuries. Similarly, when the error results in the patient’s death, the pharmacy is liable to claimant’s allowed to recover damages under The Florida Wrongful Death Act for the loss of their loved one.
Damages arising from a pharmacy negligence case may include compensation for medical expenses in the past and to be encountered in the future, loss of earnings in the past and to be incurred in the future, loss of the patient’s ability to enjoy life, disability, pain and suffering, and emotional anguish.Wrong Dosage
One of the most common prescription errors is where a patient is dispensed the wrong dosage of a medication prescribed by a doctor.
This is particularly dangerous when the medication is intended for a child. Given their smaller size, children are usually given smaller doses than those that would be administered to an adult. When a pharmacist incorrectly fills a medication intended for a child by filling it with a larger dose than that intended by the child’s doctor, or simply forgets to indicate on the label what the correct dosage is, the results can be deadly.We Can Help
The lawyers of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano have successfully handled many cases against the largest pharmacy chains in the nation, including numerous claims against CVS and Walgreens.
For example, we handled a case where a large national chain pharmacy negligently gave a woman with a medication from another patient that is used to treat men's prostate problems and male-pattern baldness. The drug is known as “Finasteride” or “Propecia” and women are specifically warned not to even handle this medication. Yet our client took it for almost three weeks while recovering from pregnancy complications and suffered considerable negative side effects.
In another case we handled, a Jacksonville man suffering from thyroid problems was wrongfully given a powerful heart medication by a large national company’s local pharmacy.
Our firm has the experience and resources to handle any pharmacy case.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a pharmacy’s negligent actions, please contact us immediately at 305-595-2400 or toll free at 1-888-499-9700 to set an appointment for a free consultation. We handle all personal injury cases, including those of pharmacy negligence on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not owe us anything for fees or costs unless and until we recover compensation for you.
Please note that our staff is fully bilingual in both English and Spanish.