Did Your Pharmacy Make You Sicker?
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According to a study conducted by Auburn University, prescription drug dispensing errors are a nationwide problem, especially at retail pharmacies. Because of long hours and increased demands on pharmacists’ time, pharmacies do not always have the resources needed to check, double check and triple check drugs and dosages to dispense them 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 dispensing errors. Even if a dangerous drug interaction only resulted in a trip to the emergency room and not in death, our personal injury lawyers 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.
The Risks Associated with Dispensing Errors
Drug dispensing errors can cause multiple injuries and health problems, and our South Carolina injury lawyers can help even the most severely injured clients. Injuries and illnesses that can occur because of pharmacy error include:
- Brain damage
- Wrongful death
- Heart attack
- Allergic reaction
- Respiratory failure
- Hallucinations or psychotic episodes
- Dangerously low or high blood pressure
Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who fill your prescriptions are under a duty to provide accurate dosing, the correct drug and proper warnings about drug interactions. When the pharmacy fails to adhere to that duty and you get sick or hurt because of drug interactions or an improperly filled prescription, you have the right to seek justice.
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 over-working 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 hospital or mail order pharmacy, contact the South Carolina injury lawyers at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC today. We have the legal knowledge and investigative resources needed to hold pharmacies accountable for your injuries.