When it comes to mistakes having to do with the medical field, most people only think about doctors, nurses, dentists and medical technicians. But pharmacists make a considerable amount of very serious mistakes that can mean the life of someone who is trying to recover from an illness. Pharmacists fill hundreds of prescriptions each day in hundreds of different doses. They have to decipher a doctor’s handwriting and then pick from the thousands of medicines they have at the ready. All of this makes it very easy to make serious mistakes.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured due to a pharmacy error, contact the compassionate Champaign personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. today at 217-328-2828.
What Are Pharmacy Errors?
Pharmacy errors can be the fault of the pharmacist or the many pharmacy technicians who work at a pharmacy. Pharmacy techs may be especially prone to make mistakes because they only have to complete a short course and take an exam in order to work with these potentially deadly drugs.
If prescriptions from doctors are incorrectly read at the pharmacy, the following can occur:
- Drugs that are prescribed can interact with drugs the patient is already on
- Dosage errors can result in overdoses of the prescribed medicine
- The wrong medication can be given because of a similar sounding name
Pharmacies should be held responsible for such mistakes. If you have suffered as a result of a pharmaceutical error, you may be eligible to receive compensation.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a pharmacy error, contact the compassionate Champaign personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. today at (217) 328-2828.