Pharmacies commonly dispense medication incorrectly. This can occur when they dispense wrong quantities or even the wrong type of medication. These problems become even greater when you deal with victims who are pregnant or have a pre-existing medical condition. In certain cases unsuspecting victims can suffer significant injuries when they are accidentally given the wrong medication. In fact medication errors continue to be a problem in the U.S., which result in multiple fatalities and other injuries each year.
Liability for Injuries – Who Can be Held At Fault for Pharmacy Drug ErrorsWho is at fault for a medication error? In such cases you are permitted to file a lawsuit against pharmacy for the injuries you have sustained. Even for psychological harm and or physical injuries you are permitted to file a lawsuit for injuries. If you were given a incorrect medication here are steps you should take immediately.
- Immediately file a claim with the pharmacy;
- Get medical attention if needed. Do not attempt to self diagnose;
- Seek legal assistance if warranted for your injuries.
- Make sure to not make any statements regarding liability to the insurance company as this can be used to deny your case.