Medical Malpractice cases are typically a result of negligent or careless action or inaction by a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other licensed medical professional or health care provider that yields consequences of permanent disability, disease, disfigurement, and death.
All hospitals and medical workers have a duty to uphold appropriate standards of care with every patient they treat. Medical Malpractice arises from a breach of that duty, and most often involves:
- Failure to properly treat a condition
- Faulty administration of a prescription drug
- Failure to warn patient of potential dangers
While doctors may be responsible for diagnosing a disease and prescribing treatment, it is the role of a pharmacist to ensure that the patient receives the correct type and dosage of medication.
If a pharmacist fails to properly fill a prescription, the result can be injury or even death. When a pharmacist negligently fills a prescription, he or she may be liable for the resulting injury or death.
Claims for pharmacy liability generally arise when a pharmacy fails to uphold the proper standard of care when filling and dispensing prescription drugs. This can manifest in several harmful, and sometimes deadly, ways:
- Giving the wrong drug to a patient
- Filling an order in the wrong dosage amount
- Failing to acknowledge a patient’s drug allergies
- Failing to recognize and prevent potential drug-drug interactions
- Failing to recognize and prevent potential drug-disease contraindications
- Failing to recognize an incorrect dosage and take steps to avoid harm to the patient
Failing to properly counsel a patient regarding potential side-effects, risks and proper usage of a prescription medication
If you believe you have been a victim of medical malpractice, and would like to ask about your case, please reach out at (843) 931-0000. We are available to you 24 hours a day.