Prescription Malpractice Lawsuits in Staten Island, New York | Given the Wrong Prescription by a Pharmacy or Drug Store | Health Problems from Taking the Wrong Medicine
Every year millions to billions of dollars of money is paid out by pharmaceutical companies and drug stores because of pharmaceutical malpractice. Pharmaceutical malpractice can cause death or severe medical conditions because of the incorrect dosage or incorrect use of medication.
How Does Pharmaceutical Malpractice Occur?
- A patient is given another patients medication
- The wrong dosage of the medication is given to the patient
- The wrong instruction pamphlet is given out with the medication or the wrong instruction information is given
- A medication with a similar name was given to a patient that was not prescribed for them
- The pharmacist misread the doctors handwriting on the prescription paper and prescribed the wrong medication
- The prescription drug is compounded incorrectly by the pharmacy
If any of these situations occur it can be a very dangerous and possibly fatal mistake especially if a person is allergic to a medication or if the medication is something that a person does not need. Situations such as these can create an adverse reaction and can leave a person suffering from serious health problems for years to come or in many situations may result in death.
The dangerous thing about the wrong medication being prescribed or a pharmacy making a medication error is that many times the patient may not even know that they are taking the wrong medication until adverse side effects occur and their hospital or doctor advises them of the problem. Many times a trip to the emergency room and an in-patient stay is required if severe enough of a mistake. Some situations end in the patient dying from the medication error.
What you should do after you have received the correct medical attention depends on the severity of the mistake and how much it has effected you personally. If you suffered physical or mental damages, especially that are long lasting, or if a loved on was killed by a pharmaceutical error it is important to find out what your legal rights are against the pharmacy / drug store.
If you live in New York and have experienced health problems from a medication error contacting a Prescription Malpractice Lawyer. Frank J. Dito prescription malpractice lawyer in Staten Island, New York will provide you with information regarding prescription malpractice and a free consultation in which you can discuss the effects being given the wrong medication, information or dosage has had on your life whether the damages are physical or mental and we will discuss with you if you have a case and if so how to go about starting a lawsuit against the pharmacy or drug store. To speak with Frank J. Dito Jr. call 800-310-5520.