What You Should Know About Pharmacy Errors
Pharmacy errors can be devastating. In some cases, people who are injured already are facing health issues. Those who suffer injuries may be frail and elderly or young children or infants-individuals who are already vulnerable. A mistake by a pharmacist can quickly have dire consequences.
At Zbinden & Curtis, we are Portland personal injury lawyers who are dedicated to pursuing justice for clients. Pharmacy negligence can lead to a complex personal injury case. It's important to contact experienced attorneys in Oregon or Washington. Call (503) 287-5000 for a free consultation.
A common pharmacy error involves a medication mix-up, which may lead to injury either through the effects of the original condition going untreated or from the unanticipated side effects caused by the incorrect medicine. In some cases, a patient receives the correct medicine, but the wrong dosage is listed on the label, which can lead to disastrous health effects.
Common pharmacy errors include:
- Dispensing the wrong dosage of medication
- Dispensing the incorrect strength of the medication
- Dispensing medication to the wrong person due to a name mix-up
- Mixing up prescriptions between customers
How a Lawyer Can Help
If you or a loved one was injured due to pharmacy negligence, contact a medical malpractice lawyer in Portland today. Pharmaceutical liability requires a lawyer with resources and a relentless will to stand up to the drug companies or the insurance companies for the pharmacy. At Zbinden & Curtis, we are ready to listen to you and discuss your legal options. Call (503) 287-5000 today to see how we can help.