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Did your pharmacy give you or a loved one the wrong prescription drug or incorrect medication dosage? Did the mistake cause serious harm? Pharmacies play an important role in the healthcare industry, tasked with providing the correct and safe dosages of medicine. Pharmacy mistakes are serious problems that can lead to severe injury or wrongful death. An experienced pharmacy and medication error lawyer has the legal skills necessary to hold negligent parties fully responsible for actions that result in someone’s injury or death.
To legitimately claim malpractice against a pharmacist he or she must have acted in a grossly negligent manner.
Prescription medications save lives by curing illnesses, treating chronic conditions, and supporting life. When a pharmacy error causes serious harm or death, loved ones often wonder if they’re entitled to file a lawsuit to seek financial compensation.
Florida’s medical malpractice statute does not designate pharmacists as practitioners like it does for doctors and nurses meaning they have a different set of state rules and duties. Florida’s courts have held pharmacies responsible for damages related to:
To legitimately claim malpractice against a pharmacist he or she must have acted in a grossly negligent manner. A personal injury attorney specializing in pharmacy mistake injuries in Stuart FL can help determine if you have a case that meets the legal threshold.
Under Florida law, pharmacists owe their customers “a duty to possess and exercise” a reasonable degree of skill, knowledge, and care. Fortunately, today’s technology has provided greater safeguards at the pharmacy but risks still exist and mistakes still occur.
If you believe you or a loved one have a pharmacy malpractice claim, our Stuart FL firm is here to help. Contact the Law Office of Gloria Seidule today for a free consultation.
This will depend on the statute of limitations in your state. A personal injury case may need to be filed within a year of the accident, or you may have as much as four years to file. You should check the rule in your state to make sure that you do not accidentally waive your rights. There are some exceptions to the statute of limitations, but they are very narrow, so you should not assume that an exception applies. As a practical matter, moreover, you should try to pursue a claim as soon as possible while the evidence is still fresh. This will help you prove liability and the scope of your damages.
In a nutshell, anyone and everyone along the chain of prescribing and administering a medication can be liable for prescription drug errors. This includes doctors, nurses, hospitals, the pharmacy departments in hospitals, pharmacists, and the pharmaceutical manufacturer.
Consequences faced by physicians after medication errors can include loss of patient trust, civil actions, criminal charges, and medical board discipline.