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What Should You Do if You Suspect You Were Given the Wrong Medicine From a Pharmacy?

Legally reviewed by David W.Hodges and Don J. Foty

Individuals put a great deal of trust in healthcare professionals when it comes to prescribing medications that will help them better deal with pain, illness, and disease management. Unfortunately, medical negligence is all too common, and there are many cases where a patient suffers harm as a result of being given the wrong medicine. If you suspect you have been given the wrong medicine at your pharmacy and have suffered negative side effects or other injuries as a result, there are several steps you can take to get justice and hold the liable party responsible.

Hodges & Foty, LLP is a Texas pharmacy error law firm providing legal counsel to clients who have suffered after being given the wrong medication. If you suspect the harm you have suffered is due to a medication error, you may be owed compensation for any losses you have suffered as a result of the liable party’s errors. Contact our team of experienced Texas pharmacy error lawyers today at (713) 523-0001 to begin the process of filing your claim.

Signs You May Have Been Given the Wrong Medicine From Your Pharmacy

Medication is prescribed to patients with the purpose of improving their overall health. However, when a person is given the wrong medicine when they go to pick up their prescription at the pharmacy, this negligent mix-up can result in the exact opposite of making a person feel better. 

If you suspect you may have been given the wrong medicine at your pharmacy, some of the most common signs include the following:

  • Nausea, migraines, or pain
  • Lack of pain relief
  • Loss of concentration and motivation
  • Change in personality or general attitude
  • Drowsiness or excessive fatigue
  • Dramatic weight loss or gain
  • Rapid or slowed heartbeat
  • Body temperature changes

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is imperative you seek medical attention as soon as possible. After you have been treated by a medical professional, the next step you take should be to contact a trusted pharmacy error attorney who can help you get justice after you were the victim of a pharmacy error and medical negligence. 

How to Build a Strong Claim After a Pharmacy Gave You the Wrong Medicine

Healthcare professionals have a duty to provide their patients with a reasonable level of care. This includes pharmacists who have the important job of ensuring patients get the correct medication, in the right dosage, and with the proper instructions. Unfortunately, mistakes happen, and when a pharmacist is negligent and gives a patient the wrong medication, they may cause the patient harm. 

If you have suffered due to a pharmacy giving you the wrong medication, a Texas pharmacy error lawyer can help you build a strong claim to pursue the justice you deserve by doing the following:

  • Identify the at-fault party in your case
  • Prove the liability of the at-fault party
  • Help you recover the damages you are eligible for

To begin the process of filing your wrong medication injury claim, contact a trusted Texas pharmacy error attorney today.

Contact a Texas Pharmacy Error Lawyer Today

If you have been injured because of a pharmacist error, you may be feeling frustrated as you try to understand what your legal options are. If the pharmacist who provided your medication was negligent and gave you the wrong prescription, our pharmacy error attorneys will help you file a strong claim and pursue the compensation you are owed. 

The pharmacy error lawyers at Hodges & Foty, LLP have more than 40 years of combined experience helping clients who have suffered after they were given the wrong medication by their pharmacist. Attorneys David Hodges and Don Foty are proud to be a part of the 1% of personal injury lawyers in Texas who are board-certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. For a free evaluation to discuss your Texas pharmacy error case, contact us here or call (713) 523-0001.

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