PHOENIX PHARMACY MALPRACTICE AND
PRESCRIPTION ERRORS ATTORNEY
Arizona is just one of the many states that is experiencing the growing epidemic of dangerous pharmaceutical errors on a daily basis. According to a recent report, overworked, fatigued, and working with little to no help, pharmacists are faced with harsh realities while still required to fulfill their obligation to patients. Like doctors, pharmacists are legally required to maintain a specific standard of care, and are negligent when deviating from that standard.
As a patient, you have the right to be dispensed the proper medication prescribed, in the correct dosage, with sufficient instructions and warnings. And while this seems obvious, unfortunately, all too often these basic standards are not met. The overworked and high-paced situations faced by pharmacists, creates a chaotic environment, ripe for confusion and mistakes to be made. Seemingly insignificant mistakes, such as an incorrect warning label can have tragic results. Unaware patients may end up mixing multiple prescription drugs with fatal results.
Nationwide, including in Arizona and local Phoenix pharmacies, staff and pharmacists are overburdened and putting patients at risk of serious injuries or even death. If you have been the victim of a pharmacy mistake, the Phoenix medical malpractice attorneys at Enara Law can help get you compensated for your unfortunate and unexpected injuries.
PRESCRIPTION ERRORS IN PHOENIX
THAT CONSTITUTE PHARMACY MALPRACTICE
There are numerous prescription errors that individually or in combination with other errors, can cause harm to unassuming patients. Even seemingly minimal mistakes can have tragic consequences. The following are some of the most common prescription errors experienced by our medical malpractice lawyers:
- Dispensing the wrong medication
- Dispensing the wrong dosage
- Improper or missing warnings
- Mislabeling prescriptions
- Failure to review patient history
Arizona wide, all outpatient pharmacies are held to the same federal and state standards of care. Regardless of whether a prescription came from a retail pharmacy, clinic, hospital pharmacy, or private pharmacy, your rights as a patient remain the same.
CIRCUMSTANCES THAT CAUSE PRESCRIPTION
ERRORS AND PHARMACY MALPRACTICE
With proper precautions, most of the unfortunate pharmacy malpractice situations and prescription errors could have easily avoided. Even some of the most seemingly small and unintentional prescription errors can have tragic consequences. Some of the most common conditions that lead to pharmacy malpractice and prescription errors include:
- Negligence - human error committed by pharmacists and pharmacy staff regularly cause prescription errors. Simple errors like not checking a prescription before dispensing, selecting the incorrect prescription strength or dosage, or simply handing a patient the wrong one are common negligent errors. Pharmacists, like doctors, are held to a high standard of care, and errors like these are indicative of a failure to meet that standard.
- Understaffing - most retail chain pharmacies nationwide are understaffed and chaotic work environments. With a large workload, and not enough staff, pharmacists are forced to do more, with less, at the cost of patient safety. Pharmacies are profit driven businesses, and such understaffing may be due to efforts to increase profits or due to a lack of qualified pharmacists and staff.
- Outdated Technology - with regular technology advances come expenses associated with purchasing new technology. Many pharmacies rely on technology to perform routine tasks, like patient intake. Sometimes, pharmacies seek to save the money associated with technology upgrades, or sometimes equipment may simply malfunction and not work as intended.
- Students - In an effort to deal with rampant understaffing, many pharmacies utilize students to get the additional help they need. However, these students are not certified pharmacists or pharmacy technicians, and are supposed to be closely supervised in order to prevent against mistakes. Furthermore, students are only allowed to perform certain duties. An understaffed pharmacist may rely on and allow students to do more than they are allowed to.
- Poor Handwriting - Doctors are infamous for terrible handwriting, and pharmacists are responsible for deciphering what has been written by doctors on prescriptions. Sometimes, when unable to read the handwriting, to save time pharmacists may not call the doctor to verify a prescription or its instructions, and may instead just guess.
If any of these errors have caused serious injuries or harm to you or someone you love, the pharmaceutical malpractice attorneys at Enara Law can help you recover the compensation you are due.
HOW MUCH DOES A PHARMACY MALPRACTICE AND
PRESCRIPTION ERROR LAWYER IN PHOENIX COST?
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