Connecticut Prescription Error Attorneys
Prescription Error & Pharmacy Negligence Cases
Just like 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 negligence claim.
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.
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 accountable.
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 the following:
- 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 error lawyers.
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