Did a Drug Interaction Hurt You?
Our South Carolina Injury Lawyers Can Hold Pharmacists Accountable
Pharmacies and pharmacists have a duty and obligation to dispense medications that do not adversely interact with one another. Pharmacy employees are supposed to know patient histories, and they should also know how drugs may react to someone’s specific body chemistry. If a negligent pharmacist dispenses drugs that might interact dangerously with other drugs you are taking or with your allergies or sensitivities, the drug interactions can lead to serious injury or death. These types of dispensing errors are a nationwide problem, especially at retail pharmacies.
Dispensing errors that occur because of adverse reactions between drugs or between a drug and a patient can occur because of laziness, lack of information or a number of other reasons. Because of long hours and an increased demand on pharmacists’ time, pharmacies do not always have the resources needed to check, double check and triple check to make certain that the drug is dispensed correctly. Additionally, while automated mail order pharmacies are significantly more accurate, dispensing errors still occur in the mail order environment as well.
The South Carolina injury attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC represent people who have suffered substantial health problems or wrongful death because of pharmacy negligence. Even if a dangerous drug interaction did not result in death and instead cost you a trip to the emergency room, we can help you recover the cost of your medical treatment and compensation for pain and suffering.
If you are unsure whether you have a case against a pharmacy or prescription benefits management company’s mail order pharmacy, contact the South Carolina injury lawyers at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC. Our Rock Hill, Columbia, Sumter and Anderson office locations represent clients throughout Charleston, Spartanburg, Florence, Sumter and Myrtle Beach and all parts of South Carolina.
How Drug Interactions Can Hurt You
Our South Carolina injury attorneys have seen drug interactions cause multiple types of injuries and illnesses. Some of the conditions that result from drug interactions include:
- Brain injury
- Wrongful death
- Heart attack
- Allergic reaction
- Respiratory failure
- Hallucinations or psychotic episodes
- Dangerously low or high blood pressure
Using investigators and pharmacy expert witnesses, we review a pharmacy’s documents and maintenance records, as well as the quality control procedures used by pharmacies. We identify lapses in safety measures and expose negligence on the part of pharmacy management in overworking pharmacists and creating conditions that lead to breakdown in quality control.
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If you have been injured because of a mistake at a retail pharmacy, hospital or mail order pharmacy, contact our South Carolina injury lawyers today. We have the legal knowledge and investigative resources needed to hold pharmacies accountable for your injuries. We make your life our mission. Let us help you – call now.