Dispensing Errors and Improper Drug Combination Lawyers
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Modern pharmacies are complex organizations, where pharmacists have to spend significantly portions of their time on administrative matters, such as checking health insurance status. The result is that pharmacists are overworked and stressed, which can lead to more mistakes.
According to the Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, dispensing errors are a problem on a national level, at a rate of four errors per day in a pharmacy filling 250 prescriptions daily. In one 2003 study of community pharmacies, the error rate was 1.7 percent-equivalent to about 50 million errors during the filling of 3 billion prescriptions each year in the United States .
What is Pharmacy Malpractice?
Faulty prescribing and filling of prescriptions lead to death or injury in a number of ways, including:
- Adverse reactions
- Improper drug combinations
- Denial of necessary medications
In a recent study for the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, 307 hospital pharmacies were asked to fill 10 different drug orders that had killed patients in 1998. Some contained an overdose, and the remainder were for deadly drug combinations. Shockingly, only four of the 307 pharmacies detected all 10 unsafe orders.
If a pharmacy error led to serious health complications for you or someone you love, it is important that you understand your legal rights. The effects of pharmacy malpractice can be long-lasting and even fatal, affecting the victim’s entire family. An experienced and compassionate attorney can help you and your loved ones fight for justice and security.
Contact Our Attorneys at Brown & Crouppen
Brown & Crouppen has been investigating pharmacy malpractice claims, and will provide you with a free consultation. Our firm can help you make informed decisions about your legal rights, so please call Brown & Crouppen toll free at 800-536-4357 for your free legal consultation or save time with our online contact form.
Contact the Attorneys of Brown & Crouppen
Call us toll free at 800-536-4357 . Or contact us online. Either way, the consultation is free. An experienced lawyer from Brown & Crouppen will promptly contact you and give you the help you need.