Dispensing errors of incorrect medication account for 6 percent to 12 percent of all medication mistakes. In fact, recent research proved that in a study of 500 pharmacist malpractice claims, over 85 percent of dispensing errors could have been prevented. Our medical malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. realize the prevalence of pharmacies dispensing incorrect medication to their customers. Pharmacists should be looking out for the well-being of others by triple checking the medications, so they go out to the right person.
Dispensing the wrong medication can have devastating effects on your body such as having an allergic reaction, liver and kidney problems, heart attacks, seizures, and even death can result. Individuals who suffer serious injuries as a result of an error on behalf of the Michigan pharmacy and its staff do have legal rights and may be able to sue the Michigan pharmacy for dispensing incorrect medication. If death is the result of a pharmacy error, then it may give rise to a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.
Pharmacies Dispense Wrong Medications
Some of the most common dispensing mistakes made by the pharmacy and staff, or causes of pharmacy error include:
- Dispensing the wrong drug.
- Medicine labeled with your name but with the wrong medication inside.
- Dispensing a prescription to the wrong patient.
- Pharmacy failing to double-check what they are giving to customers.
- Pharmacy confusing drugs that sound or look alike.
- Inadequately trained pharmacist and staff.
- Failing to give the correct directions for taking the prescribed medication.
- Poor communication between prescriber and pharmacist.
- Failing to verify a drug name or dosage with the prescribing doctor.
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