Pharmacists can make mistakes when dispensing medication that could result in serious injuries. If you have been injured because of a pharmacist, you may be eligible to file a pharmacist malpractice lawsuit. The most common types of pharmacist mistakes include:
- Giving the wrong medication;
- Giving the wrong medication dosage; and
- Failing to provide the correct instructions.
If the nature of these mistakes is alarming to you, you may have cause to wonder; what leads to pharmacist mistakes?Listed below are some of the circumstances that could result in a serious pharmacist mistake:
- Shortage of pharmacists;
- Not enough time to fill prescriptions;
- Pharmacist distraction;
- Inability to read physician’s handwriting;
- Heavy workload requirements;
- Inadequate assistance from technicians; and
- No system in place to verify medications are correct.
Although these may be “logical” reasons for a pharmacist mistake to happen, the end result is the same: a patient injury. For this reason, you can open a pharmacist medical malpractice case.If you have been injured because of a pharmacist’s mistake, contact a medical malpractice attorney in Chicago. A Chicago medical malpractice attorney will use their expertise to fight for your rights and advocate that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
Contacting a Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney
At the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, our Chicago 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 are the result of medical malpractice. Contact us today for no cost case evaluation – 312-263-1080.