Pharmaceutical Error Lawyers
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Pharmaceutical errors, also known as pharmacy errors, are a form of medical malpractice that holds the potential to seriously harm, permanently disable, or even kill a patient. These incidents commonly result either from miscommunications between the doctor and the pharmacist or from negligence on behalf of either medical professional. While not all pharmacy errors are harmful, they still pose a serious threat to the victims who happen to be on the receiving ends of them.
If you or someone you love has suffered injury or illness from a pharmacy error, the Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff pharmaceutical error lawyers of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.C. can help you fight your case in court. Please contact one of our competent and experienced lawyers today to learn more about how we can help you.
What are pharmaceutical errors?
Pharmaceutical errors may arise in two different forms:
- Incorrect medication
- Wrong dosage
When a pharmacist misinterprets a written prescription, prints the wrong dosage on the medicine bottle, fills the bottle with the wrong pills, or gives the patient the wrong amount of medicine, he or she has committed pharmacy error. The doctor may also carry out pharmaceutical error by prescribing the wrong medication or incorrect dosage for the patient.
Symptoms and Effects of Pharmaceutical Errors
Those who suffer from a pharmacy error may experience the following symptoms shortly after taking their prescribed medications:
- Allergic reaction – hives, drug fever, anaphylaxis
- Headaches and/or dizziness
- Loss of consciousness
Patients who are affected by pharmacy errors not only experience the side-effects of ingesting the wrong medication, but they also suffer from a delay in treatment for the original problem, as well. Therefore, victims will also experience consequences related to this form of medical malpractice in addition to any symptoms related to taking the incorrect medicine.
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Former U.S. Attorney for Ariz. -- Personal Injury -- Criminal Defense