When you visit a doctor and are given a prescription, you take it to the pharmacy to have it filled by a professional you trust. However, there are times when mistakes are made that have devastating consequences. When prescription errors occur, the results can be adverse side effects, being given the wrong drug for your condition, or other issues that may be life-threatening. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you are entitled to compensation for your damages. To hold a doctor and pharmacist accountable for their negligence, hire a medical malpractice attorney from Tobler Law.
While many jokes have been made over the years regarding the scribbling doctors do when writing prescriptions, it’s no joke when a physician’s illegible handwriting results in a patient being given the wrong medication. Sadly, this happens more than people realize. When it does, patients suffer extreme side effects or even death, leaving grieving family members behind. If you or your loved one faced this type of situation, don’t hesitate to hire a medical malpractice attorney to handle your case.
Confusion about Drug Names
Even though pharmacists are highly-trained professionals, they are not immune from making mistakes. As more and more drugs have been developed to treat various ailments, many drug names are similar to one another. As a result, a pharmacist can sometimes get confused and erroneously give a patient the wrong medication, even if the drug’s name appears clearly on the prescription. Should this happen, a patient will probably not know of the mix-up until severe problems are taking place. Even though the mistake was of course unintentional, this does not allow the pharmacist to escape the negligence and carelessness on their part. Therefore, always turn to an experienced medical malpractice attorney for guidance on these matters.
When a physician or pharmacy error takes place that results in patients being severely injured or dying, it is imperative those who are left behind to grieve hold the parties responsible accountable for their actions. To do so, schedule a consultation with a medical malpractice attorney here at Tobler Law.