As technology changes, pharmacies have adapted to new processes and tools, however despite the new equipment and changes, there is nothing that can be done to prevent the errors that are continuously being made. It is the responsibility of the pharmacist to ensure that all aspects of a prescription filling are accurate. Unfortunately, due to human error many problems arise. Wrong prescriptions, incorrect dosage and wrong prescription types are just a few of the problems that can occur due to pharmacy malpractice.
Over 1.3 million people are injured each year due to these medication errors. These problems cost over $29 billion per year and have been as high as $72 billion in the past. However, the most shocking problems due to pharmacy malpractice is the fact that nearly 100,000 people die each year from these horrible medication mistakes. There are more deaths annually from pharmacy malpractice than there are from breast cancer, AIDS and traffic fatalities.
If you or a loved one has had a health problem and think you’ve received the wrong medication, a wrong dosage or an incorrect prescription, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. A qualified pharmacy malpractice lawyer in your area can answer any questions you may have and help you secure financial stability.