Doctors aren’t the only ones responsible for causing wrongful death by medication errors. In fact, pharmacists make prescription errors far too often that have caused serious injuries and deaths from their mistakes. This means that the local Walgreens, CVS, Wal-Mart, and supermarket pharmacy aren’t totally safe.
How Does a Pharmacist’s Mistake Cause a Wrongful Death?
Pharmacists are busy filling many prescriptions per day. While they are trained in medication and the processes and procedures of their local pharmacies, they are also human and can make mistakes such as filling the wrong prescription, filling the wrong dose of medication, or giving a patient another customer’s medication. When any of these things occur, the results could cause serious injuries and even death due to overdosing or dangerous drug side effects.
Sadly, the risk for death is highest for infants and the elderly–those who are more vulnerable health-wise. However, all ages–both male and female–are vulnerable to receive wrong medication at the pharmacy. This is why it is critical that all patients know the prescription name, dose, and drug instructions prior to taking any prescribed drug. They should also check the label for accuracy and take the pharmacist up on the patient-pharmacist counseling session. This way if an error has occurred, it is another opportunity for the pharmacist to catch it.
Unfortunately, pharmacists don’t catch all of their errors, even with double and triple check procedures in place. If your family member died due to a pharmacist error, you may have a wrongful death suit in Broward County due to:
- Wrong medication
- Wrong dose of medication
- Someone else’s prescription
The Law Offices of David Benenfeld has successfully represented families of those who have died due to medication errors. We can help you too with your hospital, doctor, or pharmacy negligence claim. Call us today to find out your rights under a Florida wrongful death lawsuit at 866-9-HELP NOW or 866-943-5766.