Tens of millions of Americans rely on prescription drugs to correct medical conditions, alleviate pain and otherwise improve their quality of life. Prescription drugs are powerful substances. When doctors, pharmacists or other professionals proscribe the wrong drug, the wrong dose, or give a patient a drug that was meant for someone else, the results can lead to severe injury or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of pharmacy negligence, a medical malpractice lawyer can be instrumental in helping you recover appropriate compensation.
How common are pharmacy errors?
Every year, more than 100,000 Americans die because of adverse drug reactions, according to a milestone report from the Journal of the American Medical Association. This means these kinds of reactions are one among six foremost causes of death in the United States. No one really understand how many of those fatalities are directly caused by errors in dispensing drugs, but those keeping track claim pharmacy errors may play a part.
What are pharmacy errors?
Pharmacy errors are a form of medical malpractice caused by negligence or even intentional wrongdoing. Some examples of pharmacy errors are:
- Label errors
- Dispensing the wrong drug
- Printing inappropriate dosing instructions
- Switching patient names
Since 1975, the law firm of Teal & Montgomery has fought for individuals who have been injured by another’s negligence. With offices in Sacramento and Santa Rosa, our attorneys are ready to take action on behalf of individuals throughout Northern California.
Pharmacists complete significant and arduous schooling in order to enter their profession. Compounding and dispensing medication to patients is a very serious job and literally affects people’s lives. Pharmacist responsibilities vary within the numerous areas of pharmacy practice, but ultimately, pharmacists assist patients in getting and staying well. Among the many duties of pharmacists are:
- Dispensing medications
- Monitoring the health and progress of patients
- Counseling patients about dosing instructions and drug interactions
History of Success
The experienced attorneys of Teal and Montgomery in Sacramento, California have built a strong record of success in the full range of medical malpractice claims. We understand that in order to give our clients the best chance of success, there is no substitute for preparation. We will fully investigate how and why pharmacy errors caused your injuries. We will also gather evidence of the expenses you incurred as a result of this negligence, such as your medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has been injured or lost their life due to negligence that led to a pharmacy error, please contact the experienced lawyers at the law firm of Teal and Montgomery in Sacramento, California. You can reach us by calling 916-448-1010 and you can also contact us online to schedule a complimentary initial consultation.
How does a medical malpractice suit work?
Proving negligence occurred is the baseline for establishing a medical malpractice claim. Once we have established that pharmacy negligence caused your injuries, we will insist on full compensation. In medical malpractice cases, it is crucial that your attorneys are fully equipped to take your case as far as it needs to go. Insurance companies in medical malpractice cases are strong opponents. They will do everything in their power to deny or diminish the value of your claim, even in the face of overwhelming evidence of negligence. Our law firm prepares every case with the intention of going to trial. If it is necessary to take your case to trial in order to vindicate your rights, we will do so.
Contact the Sacramento Pharmacy Error Attorneys of Teal & Montgomery
We welcome you to contact us or call 916-448-1010 to schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience. We will not charge attorney’s fees unless we recover damages for your injuries.