Georgia Pharmacist Error Attorney
Every day, patients nationwide put a lot trust in pharmacists to fill our prescriptions correctly. But, medication errors are major issue in this country. Each year, about 400,000 Americans are injured by medication errors.
Medication errors can lead to severe health problems, including death. If you or a family member has been injured by a medication error, you need to hold the pharmacist and pharmacy responsible for your injuries accountable.
Grant Law Office has guided many Georgia medication error victims and their families to a successful settlement. Contact us today at (866) 249-5513.
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What Are Some Common Medication Errors?
Here are some of the most common medication errors that lead to injuries in pharmacy malpractice claims:
- Failing to fill a prescription with the correct medication
- Filling the prescription with the correct medication, but the wrong dose
- Giving a patient someone else’s prescription medication
- Mislabeling a prescription medication
- Failing to warn a patient about possible dangerous drug interactions
Proving Negligence in a Georgia Pharmacy Medication Error
Your medication error attorney will have to prove the following in your medication error claim to show a pharmacist or pharmacy acted negligently:
- Your lawyer will have to prove the pharmacist (the defendant) owed the plaintiff (the injured person) a standard duty of care. In medication error cases, this means your attorney will have to show the pharmacist failed to act in a way any other pharmacist would when handling and dispensing medications.
- Your lawyer will have to prove the defendant failed to meet this standard of care. (This might involve hiring a medical expert to testify they would have done things differently than the defendant if they were in a similar situation.)
- Your lawyer will have to prove the defendant’s failure to meet a standard of care led to the plaintiff’s injuries.
Common Reasons for Pharmacist Errors
The American Medical Association (AMA) reports that pharmacy errors have risen over recent years. There are many possible reasons for this, including:
- Less-trained chain store pharmacists handling more medications
- Medication computer system errors
- Negligent pharmacy technician supervision
- Communication failures between doctors and pharmacists
These are just some of the reasons for medication errors. Your Georgia personal injury attorney can investigate what the cause of your injury was and who is responsible for it.
Damages Available in a Georgia Pharmacist Error Claim
A pharmacist medication error claim usually involves compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost future wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
In some cases punitive damages may be awarded. Punitive damages are monetary amounts meant to punish the defendant for their negligent actions.
If the medication error leads to the death of a loved one, a wrongful death claim can be pursued. Wrongful death damages can include the pain and suffering of the deceased before they died, and lost care and comfort of surviving family members.
Contact Our Atlanta Georgia Pharmacist Error Lawyers Today
Grant Law Office has guided many successful medication error claims to settlements that helped injured people and their families heal. We can help you hold the pharmacist or pharmacy responsible for your injuries accountable. Let us help you heal and move on. Call the Atlanta medication error lawyers at Grant Law Office today, at (866) 249-5513.