You see your doctor and they call in a prescription to the pharmacy for some type of ailment you are suffering. You go to the pharmacy to pick it up and you think nothing of what they are giving you because you believe that you can trust their care and expertise. After you follow the directions and take the medication, however, you are physically harmed in some way. You call your doctor and you find out that the prescription you took was not the one that was issued to you and that you should stop taking it immediately.
In the aftermath of taking the wrong prescription medication, you wonder what your options are and who is responsible for the harm you had to endure. In these situations, it is best to speak with an attorney experienced in medical malpractice. Determining liability could be a difficult task, but a knowledgeable legal professional with proficiency in these matters will know where to look and how to evaluate such situations.
In Mississippi, the Jackson medical malpractice attorney at the Germany Law Firm, PLLC can help you if you suffered harm from taking the wrong prescription medicine.
How Can a Patient Be Given the Wrong Prescription?
It may seem like a very straightforward process to be prescribed medication and have a pharmacist fill it. But, even when an ordinary and common medicine is sent to the pharmacy there are multiple hands that it goes through and mistakes can be made. Medical errors such as wrong prescriptions can happen by way of:
- The doctor prescribed the wrong medication.
- The right prescription medication is written but it is called into the pharmacy incorrectly.
- The pharmacist gets the correct medicine and then makes a mistake filling it.
- The right medicine is dispensed but it is in the wrong dosage.
When looking at these possible scenarios the doctor or the pharmacy could be liable for the potentially deadly mistake.
Taking the wrong prescription medication or the wrong dosage of the right prescription can cause many negative health implications for the patient who consumes it. The drug may interact with other over-the-counter medications and other prescriptions or it could be toxic to a patient’s own body chemistry.
Each day in the United States, despite the grave consequences of taking the wrong medication, these incidents happen more so than many think, and victims who are harmed by an improper and mistaken medication have rights. If you have suffered due to the wrong medication, you may be able to file a claim for compensation.
Speak with a Jackson Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
The seasoned and experienced Jackson pharmaceutical products attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC knows how devastating injuries from medicinal errors can be. Protecting patients’ rights is something that Bob Germany, the Jackson personal injury attorney, takes extremely seriously. To have your case evaluated and to learn more about what you can do to secure compensation after a medicinal error, please call Germany Law Firm, PLLC today to schedule a free consultation at (601) 487-0555.