Pharmacy Malpractice Lawyer

We understand that filing a claim against a pharmacist or a pharmacy can be a confusing and daunting task. Pharmacy malpractice claims are very specialized in nature and complex without proper legal aid.

General background information as it relates to pharmacy malpractice: In the United States alone, nearly 2.5 billion prescriptions were dispensed by 1998. An example of pharmacy malpractice is evident via a staggering statistic in Massachusetts: 2.4 million prescriptions are filled improperly each year. Per year, the death toll ranges anywhere from from 44,000 to 98,000 as a result to pharmacy malpractice. A pharmacy is a busy and bustling place that has many characteristics that make it prone to error. The busy nature of a pharmacy can directly result in prescription error, such as: heavy workloads, on-going distractions via phones and customers, poor penmanship by physicians and inadequate technical assistance.

According to a study conducted by the Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company, errors were attributed to:

  • The wrong drug being dispensed
  • The wrong strength being dispensed
  • The wrong directions being given
 

Who Is Liable?

By law, a pharmacist who is responsible for officially filling a prescription may be liable for incorrectly filling a prescription that leads to injury or death. Additionally, any pharmacist aid or clerical co-workers working in accordance with the pharmacist who failed to act in accordance can potentially be liable.

Contact Us

if you feel that your prescription has been mishandled at the hands of a pharmacist resulting in serious injury or worse, feel free to contact the professionals at Haug Law today.

Phone: 844-428-4529

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