Pharmacy Erorrs & Personal Injuries
Consider this: your doctor prescribes you a medication for an illness or injury, but taking the medicine only makes you feel worse. Or perhaps you take the medication and later realize it is not what your doctor prescribed to you.
Prescription errors are more common than you might think. While most people do not suffer severe injuries from taking the wrong medication, you may find yourself in a situation where something is not right. You may have a personal injury case.
What Is a Pharmacy Error?
A pharmacy error could result if you are given the wrong medication or the wrong dosage, leading to health issues and complications. These issues could very well last the rest of your life, preventing you from returning to your normal activities. You may even be unable to return to work.
In some cases, the doctor simply prescribes the wrong medication from the beginning, and the pharmacy did nothing wrong but fill the prescription they were given. You may be taking a medication for an ailment you don't have or perhaps a medication you are allergic to. While the medication may result in increased pain and injury, it may also fail to treat the original issue you went in to have treated.
In some cases, medication is tainted at the pharmacy or before it arrives at the pharmacy. This means you may have a case against a negligent pharmacy as well as a pharmaceutical manufacturer. If you have a strong case, you may be able to move forward with a strong case to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
What Can Happen After a Pharmaceutical Error?
Pharmacy errors can lead to a variety of physical and emotional consequences. Sometimes, the victims of these errors are forced to live with infection, organ failure, or long-term organ damage. On a short-term basis, these errors can lead to vomiting, nausea, loss of motor skills, and changes in cognition.
Unfortunately, some pharmacy errors can result in wrongful death. This means you may be pursuing a case on behalf of a loved one who passed.
What Can You Do After a Pharmacy Error?
After a pharmacy error, you can hire a personal injury attorney. Your attorney will look into your case and investigate how the error occurred. They will also represent you in court to help you obtain compensation for the errors that cause you pain and injury.
For more information, reach out to a personal injury lawyer near you.