Have You Been a Victim of Pharmacist Malpractice?
With millions of prescriptions being filled each year, it is important for consumers to be aware of what constitutes pharmacist malpractice. Pharmacist malpractice occurs when a pharmacist or other trained pharmacy worker breaches the standard of care that is expected of them.
Pharmacists receive special training for their job and patients trust them to do their job correctly. Today pharmacies have become more complicated, applying new technologies to aid in their processes; however, it seems that new equipment and technology has done nothing to prevent the many errors that are being made. It is the responsibility of the pharmacist to be sure that all aspects of a prescription being filled are accurate. This includes verifying who the patient is and making sure the correct dosage of the correct medication is given. Pharmacist malpractice occurs when the pharmacist gives the wrong quantity, dosage or type of drug to a patient.
Pharmacist malpractice can also occur by:
- A pharmacist incorrectly filling a prescription prescribed by a doctor
- Not warning a patient of drug reactions that can occur with their other medications
- Failure to counsel the patient about any side effects a drug may have
We Can Help
If you feel you have been a victim of pharmacist malpractice there are several people who can be held accountable for what happened to you depending on the circumstances. Pharmacists, other pharmacy employees, and even the pharmacy company itself can be held liable for pharmacist malpractice. If you, or someone you know, have suffered pharmacist malpractice it is important to find an understanding and helpful pharmacy law lawyer in Nevada. A knowledgeable lawyer can advise you of your rights and assist you with recovering any compensation that might be due to you.
When it comes to filing a pharmacist malpractice claim or appeal, you need a team that is on your side and understand Nevada pharmacy law. The Law Offices of Friedman & Throop will work with you to ensure that you are treated fairly and compensated adequately. Contact us today!
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