As a Florida consumer and a patient, we trust others to provide us with the correct information and the right diagnosis. At a pharmacy, a patient expects that a pharmacist will fill their prescription medication with the medication they need. However, it is possible that a pharmacist may make a mistake, causing you to go home with the wrong medication. Whether misfilled prescriptions happen at the local pharmacy you’ve been going to for years or a large national chain pharmacy, your health could be in serious jeopardy if you are given the wrong medication.
The reason for the error is often a lack of communication between a physician – your doctor – and the pharmacist. A doctor could prescribe one medication, but your prescription could be filled with a different drug. Perhaps the misfilled prescriptions were not written legibly, or the telephone conversation between the physician’s office and the pharmacy was not heard correctly. Maybe it was a simple human error in filling the wrong prescription because two medications have a similar spelling.
Regardless of the reason, it can be a serious problem for the patient and cause illness, a sudden and severe disability, or even wrongful death. At the law firm of Balkan,Patterson and Charbonnet, our attorneys are experienced in dealing with all types cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice and mis-filled prescriptions. If you have suffered an injury or illness because of receiving the wrong medication from your pharmacy, you could have a potential mis-filled prescription personal injury case.
For a free review of your case, please call our experienced Boca Raton attorneys at 561-750-9191 or click here to contact us. We accept cases on a contingency basis, which means that we do not receive payment until your case is resolved.