Just as doctors and nurses are required to uphold a certain standard of care, pharmacists also have a legal duty to protect their patients from unreasonable harm. When a pharmacist is negligent in administering a prescription, adjusting the dosage of a medication or failing to detect dangerous drug combinations, they can be held accountable for any resulting injuries.
The Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel helps patients who have been injured due to medication errors and will hold negligent pharmacies and pharmacists accountable for their actions. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a pharmacy error, our attorneys may be able to recover compensation for damages resulting from your medication mix‑up. Fill out our free case evaluation form today to find out if we can assist in handling your pharmacy error claim.
New York Medication Mistakes
When a pharmacy or its employees fail to uphold their professional responsibility in dispensing medicine, they can be held accountable for medication errors such as:
Wrong Dosages: When a pharmacist provides the wrong pills, measures out incorrect medication dosages or provides inadequate dosage instructions, they can be held accountable for any damages caused to the patient. An overdose or low‑dose of a prescribed drug can cause serious harm and even death.
Wrong Medication: The most important duty of a pharmacist is to make sure patients receive the medication prescribed by their physicians. Dispensing the wrong medication can result in serious harm to the patient.
Drug Interactions: Most pharmacies utilize programs which can detect when a patient is being prescribed two or more drugs which can be dangerous when taken together. When such a program fails to detect a dangerous drug interaction (often when drugs are prescribed by two different doctors), the pharmacy may be liable for any resulting damages.
Please call the experienced New York medical malpractice legal team at the Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel for your free no obligation consultation.