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Understanding the 3 Types of Pharmaceutical Errors

When we receive treatment and medication, we put a high degree of trust in our pharmacies to know what they are doing and to give us the correct medication. However, pharmacists can make mistakes with surprising frequency. If you have faced harm due to pharmacy errors, you have the right to take legal action against those who are responsible. The law firm of Hodges & Foty, LLP can support you in many ways throughout the legal process.

Pharmacy errors not only breach the trust patients place in healthcare systems but can also lead to severe health consequences, underlining the crucial importance of understanding and addressing these errors​​. With a team of experienced attorneys, including David W. Hodges and Don J. Foty, our firm has earned recognition for handling complex lawsuits, including those involving prescription errors, pharmacy negligence, and medical negligence. Please reach out to us by calling (713) 523-0001 or filling out our contact form for more information. 

What Are the 3 Most Common Types of Medication Errors?

While there are several types of mistakes pharmacists can make with your medicine, three categories appear to be the most common. These include the provision of incorrect medications, incorrect dosages, and failing to account for other drug interactions that could endanger you.

Providing the Incorrect Dosage

Pharmacists have a duty to provide to you the correct dosage.  If your doctor issues a prescription for a particular dosage, the pharmacist has a duty to give you that dosage.  Providing a dosage that is either higher or lower than what is prescribed can lead to serious health issues.  

Dispensing the Incorrect Drug 

Pharmacists may make a mistake while reading a prescription, resulting in them dispensing the incorrect medication. This may mean they provide the wrong drug.  This can result in severe complications and health problems.  

Not Identifying Drug Interactions

Another issue that a pharmacist might make while providing a medication is failing to recognize a drug interaction. If you are taking other medications, the pharmacist is responsible for ensuring that the medications provided to you do not interfere with each other or cause you health problems. If your drugs interact with each other, they may cause you serious injuries.

Hodges & Foty, LLP Pharmacy Error Lawyers Can Help

If you are a victim of a pharmacy error, it is crucial to understand that you have rights and options to hold liable parties accountable. Mistakes made by pharmacies can have serious, even life-threatening consequences. Hodges & Foty, LLP is committed to advocating for those affected by such errors. Our team of experienced attorneys, including board-certified personal injury lawyers, understands the complexities of these cases and is dedicated to ensuring you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

Do not let a pharmacy error impact your life without seeking the help you need. We also work on contingency so you do not take on additional financial stressors by retaining our support. Our knowledgeable attorneys are here to guide you through the legal process and provide the support you need during this challenging time. You can reach us by calling (713) 523-0001 or completing our contact form. Let our team at Hodges & Foty, LLP fight for your rights and bring you the peace of mind you deserve.

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