Pharmacists have a duty of care to properly fill the prescriptions and maintain a record of all medications. If the pharmacist violates the standard of care, patients can be seriously injured. When the pharmacist breaches the standard of care, the pharmacist should be held accountable to compensate the patient.
Pharmacy Errors are a major problem in the United States. According to the Food and Drug Administration, approximately 1.3 million people are injured annually because of medication mistakes. Databases containing information about patients are maintained by pharmacies. Pharmacists should use the database to ensure that prescriptions are properly filled, considering other drugs which the patient might be taking. The databases also alert pharmacists about any dangerous situations concerning several medications.
Prescription Errors which have occurred are as follows:
Investigating Pharmacy Errors/Negligence We use expert witnesses to review all of the pharmacy’s documents and maintenance records, as well as the quality control procedures used by the pharmacy. We identify deviations from the standard of care exposed by the negligence of the pharmacy management.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of Pharmacy Errors, contact Attorney Tim Chelpaty. Serving the Las Cruces, Alamogordo, Silver City, Tularosa, Ruidoso, and Deming area for over 35 years.