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South Carolina Pharmacy Negligence Lawyer Fighting For Justice

Pharmacist & Pharmacy Negligence LawyerAccording 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.

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.

Pharmacy Negligence Lawyer Fighting For Justice

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 medical malpractice 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 personal 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.

Pharmacy Misfill Lawyer Fighting For Injury Victims

When a pharmacy dispenses your prescription drugs, you expect that you are receiving the correct drug in the correct dosage with the correct instructions for administering the medication. Unfortunately, a study conducted by Auburn University indicates that prescription drug dispensing errors are a nationwide problem, particularly at retail pharmacies. Dispensing errors, also called pharmacy misfills or drug misfills, can cause serious health risks and can even kill you.

The South Carolina injury attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder, LLC represent people who have suffered substantial injuries and damages because of pharmacy misfills, including:

  • Brain damage
  • Wrongful death
  • Heart attack
  • Allergic reaction
  • Respiratory failure
  • Hallucinations or psychotic episodes
  • Dangerously low or high blood pressure

Pharmacists have a duty to fill your prescriptions properly; if they fail to exercise care and negligently give you the wrong drug or the wrong dosage, or if they improperly instruct you on how to use your medication, they are responsible for making you sick as a result.

Investigating Negligence

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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