Prescription for Another Person

Pharmacy malpractice is a rising and dangerous occurrence that can put the health and the life of a patient in jeopardy. Pharmacy malpractice can result in patients being hospitalized longer and large unneeded medical bills and unnecessary pain and suffering for patients. It is important for patients to be aware of pharmacy malpractice and take preventive measures to protect themselves. While pharmacy malpractice can happen in more than one way one specific way it can happen is if a patient receives the prescription for another person.

Receiving a prescription for another person is considered pharmacy malpractice. This can occur in a variety of ways. Admittedly pharmacies are very busy places and sometimes a pharmacist or other pharmacy employee is so rushed that they do not pay as much attention as they should. Studies show that the wrong drug being dispensed causes approximately 52% of pharmacy malpractice errors and these percentages would include receiving the wrong drug by getting the prescription of another person.

Larger pharmacies especially are very busy and often they can become messy and have a variety of medications lying around. Working in these busy environments can make it easy to accidentally place another persons prescription in your prescription bottle or to place the wrong prescription in the wrong bag. Sometimes if your name is close to someone else's name you might accidentally be given their prescription instead of your own. Although pharmacies may be very busy at times there is never an excuse for pharmacy malpractice.

There are a few measures that can be taken to protect yourself against pharmacy malpractice and receiving someone else's medication. You should be sure to use a pharmacy that has an adequate number of staff on duty at all times. It usually is a good idea to avoid buying drugs online, as you have no idea where these drugs can be coming from and mix-ups seem more probable. When you go to pick up your medications be sure to check the labels before you purchase them. Being aware of the drugs you are taking can be helpful in avoiding pharmacy malpractice.

If you have suffered from pharmacy malpractice there is a good chance that you may deserve some form of compensation. Finding a good personal injury lawyer you has experience dealing with pharmacy malpractice is important. A knowledgeable lawyer can look into your specific circumstances and advise you of your options and help you make a claim if you desire. Contact us today.

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Prescription for Another Person is Pharmacy Malpractice and does happen quite often - Protect yourself and contact our law firm if you've been injured.