Connecticut Prescription Error Attorneys
Prescription Error & Pharmacy Negligence Cases
hospitals and other medical facilities, pharmacies have a duty to provide patients
with an acceptable standard of care. This means properly filling prescriptions,
giving patients the correct medication and dosage, and communicating potential
side effects and drug interactions with the patient, among other things.
Unfortunately, pharmacists and other pharmacy personnel can and do make
serious mistakes. When these mistakes are the result of negligence, affected
patients have the right to seek financial compensation by filing a pharmacy
For more than 65 years, RisCassi & Davis, P.C. has represented people
who were injured or otherwise harmed as a result of mis-filled prescriptions
and other pharmacy mistakes. Our Connecticut prescription error attorneys
are ready, right now, to help you seek the full, fair compensation you
are owed. We have recovered
some of the largest personal injury settlements and verdicts in state history, including numerous seven- and eight-figure results.
Reach out to us today to learn how we can help you.
(860) 245-2412 or
contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation with our prescription error lawyers
Common Pharmacy Errors
Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy assistants all have a responsibility
to ensure that they are providing patients with the correct medications
in the correct doses and with the proper instructions and safety information.
This involves communicating with doctors and hospitals, carefully measuring
medications, packaging and labeling prescriptions, organizing inventory,
informing patients of side effects and drug interactions, learning about
patients’ medical histories, and more. While most pharmacists, pharmacy
technicians, and assistants are highly trained professionals, this does
not mean that they can’t or won’t make mistakes.
Common pharmacy errors include:
- Providing a patient with the wrong medication
- Giving a patient the wrong dosage
- Failing to identify dangerous drug interactions
- Confusing medications with similar names
- Misreading prescriptions provided by doctors
- Failing to instruct a patient on how to safely take a medication
- Misinforming a patient of the risks/side effects
- Failing to provide warnings regarding pregnancy, alcohol consumption, etc.
- Dispensing the wrong form of a medication
While anyone can make mistakes, pharmaceutical errors can have serious
or even life-threatening consequences. Often, patients need emergency
medical attention or, tragically, die as a result of a pharmacy’s
carelessness or negligence. When this happens, victims and/or their loved
ones have the right to seek justice and hold the liable person or party
How Do Prescription Mistakes Happen?
At RisCassi & Davis, P.C., we have handled many cases involving prescription
errors, mis-filled prescriptions, and other pharmacy mistakes. These often
occur when a doctor intends to prescribe one medication, but the pharmacist
gives the patient another. The most common issue in the ensuing litigation
is often the communication between the physician and the pharmacy.
When determining how a prescription error occurred, we typically investigate
- Was the prescription legible?
- What was said in any telephone communications between the doctor and the pharmacy?
- Should the pharmacy have known that the prescription was inappropriate
for the patient?
These are just some of the many factors that go into uncovering what happened
and, most importantly, who is liable. At RisCassi & Davis, P.C., our
experienced team of prescription error attorneys in Connecticut often
works with industry experts, including medical specialists, to conduct
exhaustive investigations and show how the acceptable standard of care
was breached. This allows us to build powerful cases on behalf of our
clients and fight tirelessly for the maximum compensation they are owed.
How Our Firm Can Help
We would be happy to discuss your potential prescription or pharmacy error
claim. If you were harmed or if
your loved one died due to a mis-filled prescription, receiving the wrong medicine, or receiving
the wrong concentration or dosage of the
right medication, we encourage you to reach out to RisCassi & Davis, P.C.
for a free consultation. You should not have to face the consequences of
medical malpractice on your own; our firm can help you work to recover financial compensation
for your damages and obtain the justice you deserve.
There are no attorneys’ fees unless we win your case, and we are
available for evening and weekend appointments upon request. We can travel
anywhere in the state of Connecticut to meet with you if you are unable
to make it to our office.
Give us a call at
(860) 245-2412 to schedule your free consultation today with our Connecticut prescription