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3 Types of Evidence to Prove Negligence in a Pharmacy Error Case

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

Even the simplest pharmacy mistake can be profound and life-altering. From receiving the wrong medication or getting incorrect dosage instructions at your local pharmacy, the potential for harm showcases the critical need for diligence and precision in pharmaceutical care. These errors not only jeopardize patient health but also call into question various accountability mechanisms within the pharmacy sector.

At Hodges & Foty, LLP, we are skilled in navigating the complexities of pharmaceutical errors. Our legal expertise, bolstered by a board-certified personal injury team with extensive trial experience, positions us to establish a liable party and build a compelling case with the help of key evidence. Our commitment to excellence and thorough preparation ensures we provide unwavering support and authoritative legal counsel to individuals affected by pharmacy errors. If you are currently looking to seek justice for a pharmacy error, contact us at (713) 523-0001 or through our contact form.

3 Types of Evidence to Prove Negligence in a Pharmacy Error Case

When it comes to establishing a liable party and getting the compensation you deserve after your medical malpractice case, there are three pivotal pieces of evidence that will help prove your case. They include the following:

Prescription and Medical Records

Evidence of negligence begins with the original prescription provided by the healthcare provider. This document is essential for demonstrating what medication was intended versus what was actually dispensed. It serves as a baseline to identify discrepancies in medication type, dosage, or instructions.

The patient’s medical records may also be reviewed to demonstrate the adverse effects the patient suffered due to the pharmacy error. Medical evaluations, treatment for any side effects, and expert testimony on the potential harm caused by the mistake further substantiate the negligence claim.

Witness Testimonies

Testimonies from the prescribing doctor or healthcare professional can confirm the intended medication and dosage. They can also provide opinions on the standard of care expected in prescribing and dispensing medication.

Similarly, insights from the staff involved in dispensing the medication can reveal errors in the pharmacy’s processes or a specific individual’s actions that led to the mistake. Personal accounts of the error’s impact on the patient’s health, quality of life, and any resulting pain and suffering from family members or friends may also offer powerful evidence of the negligence’s consequences.

Policies, Procedures, and Standards

Documentation of the pharmacy’s standard operating procedures can help to establish whether the error was a result of deviation from established protocols. This includes training manuals, dispensing guidelines, and any related standard operating procedures.

If applicable, records of prior mistakes or disciplinary actions against the pharmacy or staff can also be used to strengthen the case by demonstrating a pattern of negligence or systemic issues within the pharmacy that contributed to the error.

How a Dedicated Attorney Can Help 

As experienced attorneys in handling pharmacy error cases, our team at Hodges & Foty, LLP can help you build your case with relevant evidence, including prescription records, medical documentation, and witness testimonies. We are adept at navigating the complexities of healthcare law and pharmacy regulations, ensuring every piece of information is leveraged to build a compelling case for negligence. 

By scrutinizing pharmacy practices, industry standards, and the specific circumstances of your case, we aim to not only prove negligence but also secure the compensation you deserve for any harm suffered. Our dedication and legal expertise mean we are committed to guiding you through every step of the legal process with compassion and professionalism, making sure your rights are fully protected.

Suffered Due to a Pharmacy Error? Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

Understanding the critical importance of evidence in cases of pharmacy error is the first step toward achieving justice and compensation. At Hodges & Foty, LLP, our dedication ensures every aspect of your case is meticulously documented and effectively utilized to support your claim.

With a proven track record in pharmacy malpractice litigation, our team is dedicated to securing the justice and compensation our clients rightfully deserve. If you have experienced a pharmacy error and need legal assistance, contact us at (713) 523-0001 or fill out our contact form.

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