Pharmacist Malpractice Attorney In Palm Beach County
Pharmacy errors may be the result of negligence on the part of pharmacists, drug companies, physicians and other health care providers. Pharmaceutical mistakes are largely preventable with the exercise of due care and following procedures established to prevent mistakes. Unfortunately, many people suffer injuries due to medication errors every year.
Our Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or has died as the result of a medication error, you need to speak with an experienced attorney. At Matthew Lane & Associates, P.A., we have the sophistication, knowledge, and skill to represent you in cases involving pharmacies such as Publix, CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and Target.
How Do Errors Happen?
Prescription medication errors are caused by a number of factors including:
- Administering the wrong medication
- Giving the wrong dosage
- Failing to recognize harmful drug interactions
- Failing to account for harmful side effects
- Failing to administer medications appropriately and in a timely manner
- Allergic reactions
- Giving medication to the wrong patient
- Failing to properly advise patients on proper usage
- Inadequate monitoring
- Failing to differentiate between similar sounding medications
- Incorrect packaging and labeling
- Tainted or dangerous drugs
- Misreading prescription dosages
You Are Not Alone
According to a study by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, every year, approximately 1.5 million people in the United States are injured due to errors involving medications. An FDA study found that almost one half of these errors occur in patients over 60 years of age. The Institute of Medicine report found at least one medication mistake per day for every hospitalized patient.
Have Your Questions Answered
If you or someone close to you was seriously injured or died as a result of a pharmacist’s negligence, a pharmacist’s mistake, or a medication error, you need to speak with a highly skilled Palm Beach County pharmaceutical error attorney.
Call us at our Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach Gardens or Orlando office, or contact us online today for a free consultation with a pharmacy error lawyer. We look forward to helping you.