Any type of medical professional could be found liable for negligence. Accordingly, if a pharmacist makes a mistake they can also be held liable. If you have been injured because of a pharmacist’s mistake, you may be eligible to file a pharmacist malpractice lawsuit. You may be wondering just what mistakes a pharmacist can make that could result in errors in prescription medication and potentially lead to patient injury.The Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company conducted a study of 500 pharmacist malpractice claims and results indicated the most common pharmacist mistakes.The common pharmacist mistakes from the study are as follows:
- Dispensing the wrong medication: 52%;
- Dispensing the wrong amount of medication: 27%; and
- Giving the wrong directions for the medication: 7.4%.
The remainder of the pharmacist malpractice claims were a result of other medical negligence occurrences.The above are common pharmacist mistakes, but it is important to note they are also preventable. If a pharmacist’s mistake led to your injuries, you should contact an Aurora medical malpractice lawyer. They will work on your behalf to advocate that you are compensated for your injuries.Contacting an Aurora Medical Malpractice LawyerAt the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, our Aurora medical malpractice attorneys will examine all aspects of your claim, determine liability and aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation due to you or your loved one for any injuries or loss of life that is the result of medical malpractice. Contact us today for a no cost case evaluation – 312-263-1080.