When you get your prescription filled at the pharmacy, you shouldn’t have to worry about mistakes. Unfortunately, however, increases in the number of prescriptions filled each year have resulted in an increase in pharmacy mistakes. According to malpractice statistics, pharmacy errors account for approximately 100,000 deaths, 1.3 million injuries, and $3.5 billion in costs per year.
If you or someone you know has suffered from a pharmaceutical error, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 for a free initial consultation.
Pharmacists have a number of responsibilities to their customers. Failure to meet any of the following expectations can make him or her liable for medical expenses, emotional distress, pain, and suffering. Your pharmacists must:
- Distribute the correct drug
- Provide correct dosage information
- Warn patient of harmful drug interactions
- Provide accurate medical information and advice
- Consider patient’s pre-existing allergies or medications
Pharmacist errors can range from being a simple inconvenience to a life threatening mistake. Regardless of seriousness, you are entitled to accurate and professional medical care.
If you have received inadequate service from your pharmacist and suffered pain or injury as a result, you could be eligible for compensation. Our team of experienced Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at the Abel Law Firm can help you receive the reparations you deserve. Contact an Oklahoma personal injury attorney today at (405) 239-7046 for a free initial consultation.