A Pharmacy Malpractice Attorney Can Help if You Have Been Injured by Medications
Pharmacy malpractice incidents are not terribly common; however, when they do occur, they can have dangerous and deadly consequences. Josh Silverman is a skilled pharmacy malpractice attorney who investigates the circumstances of medication errors in Richmond, VA, and can represent you against all liable parties to seek the restitution you deserve. If you or a loved one suffered an injury because of a negligent pharmacist, contact us today to thoroughly review your case.
What is Pharmacy Malpractice?
Pharmacy malpractice is a form of medical malpractice. While traditional medical malpractice revolves around negligent mistakes made by doctors, pharmacy malpractice encompasses the mistakes made by pharmacists. This type of malpractice may also include mistakes made by technicians and assistants as well.
Pharmacists have a duty to dispense medications in complete accordance with a doctor's orders. In addition, pharmacists must also cross-check newly prescribed medications with other medications the patient is taking to avoid dangerous interactions. A pharmacist is also responsible for the medications dispensed by the technicians and assistants he or she supervises.
What Types of Errors Fall Under Pharmacy Malpractice?
Studies show that nearly 10 percent of all prescriptions are filled in error. While that may seem like a relatively low number, when you look at the effects these errors can have, even 10 percent is catastrophic. Pharmacy malpractice may include errors involving:
- Incorrect labeling or dosage
- Incorrect frequency of administration
- Filling the wrong prescription
- Failing to note potential interactions with other medications
Can Pharmacy Malpractice Cause Serious Injuries?
Errors made by a pharmacist can cause severe, life-threatening, and even fatal injuries. These errors can lead to serious and painful side effects and permanent complications. It can also delay the diagnosis and treatment of underlying medical conditions and lead to wrongful death.
Pharmacists have a duty to dispense medications in complete accordance with a doctor's orders. In addition, pharmacists must also cross-check newly prescribed medications with other medications the patient is taking to avoid dangerous interactions.
How Can a Pharmacy Malpractice Attorney Help?
If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries as a result of pharmacist negligence, you need an attorney on your side. Mr. Silverman has assisted many clients with both medical malpractice and pharmacy malpractice lawsuits. He will conduct a thorough investigation of your injury and the pharmacy to determine the cause of your injury. He can consult with medical professionals as needed to help prove liability in your case. He will then help you hold the pharmacist and pharmacy liable and recover damages.
Damages in a Pharmacy Malpractice Lawsuit
If we determine the pharmacist, technician, or pharmacy is liable for your injuries, you are entitled to compensatory damages. This will compensate you for any medical bills that resulted from the negligence of the pharmacist as well as for any lost wages or physical or mental pain and suffering.
Call Silverman Law Firm, LC Today
If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury that resulted from pharmacist negligence, call our office at (804) 325-4992 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation with Mr. Silverman. He will meet with you in person to carefully review your case and discuss the next steps in the process. He works tirelessly for all our clients to secure the compensation they deserve after such serious injuries.
By opening the Silverman Law Firm, I am able to carefully select cases where I can provide clients my undivided, individualized attention.Josh Silverman