The Law Offices of John Phebus

Prescription errors

When Arizona residents need to take medication, they rely on both their physician to prescribe the correct medication and dosage and their local pharmacy to fill the prescription accurately. Unfortunately, pharmacists and staff members sometimes make mistakes when filling prescriptions. If the patient does not catch the error in time, the consequences can be severe.

Many pharmacists fill hundreds of prescriptions each day. They may also rely on staff members to assist with this process. In some cases, lack of attention or even negligence may result in one or more errors being made. These errors can range from giving someone the wrong medication, failure to identify possible drug interaction or giving poor instructions for taking the drug. Another common error is to provide the correct medication in the wrong dosage

Unfortunately, some pharmacies do not maintain rigorous protocols for preventing or addressing this type of negligence. As a result, pharmacy customers are at risk of prolonged illness, severe side effects and, in some cases, permanent disability or death. In addition to the physical consequences of these errors, there are also emotional and financial issues as well. These include medical expenses, family strain and the inability to work. In some cases, a person may even become permanently disabled as a result of a medication issue.

Individuals who believe that they have been the victim of this type of an error and who have suffered harm as a result may want to meet with a medical malpractice attorney. In some cases, the decision may be made to prepared and file a lawsuit seeking compensation from the negligent practitioner.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Free Consultations

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Glendale Office
17505 N. 79th Avenue Suite 214
Glendale, AZ 85308

Map & Directions

Phoenix Office
40 North Central Avenue
Suite 1400
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Map & Directions

Tempe Office
60 East Rio Salado Pkwy
#900
Tempe, AZ 85281

Map & Directions

Scottsdale Office
7150 East Camelback Road
Suite 444
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Map & Directions

We Accept
VISA | MasterCard | American Express | Discover Network | PayPal