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Pharmacist Malpractice  - Medication Errors

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30 years of experienced representing clients in injury cases

The time following a medication error by a pharmacist can be an emotionally and physically difficult time in the lives of the injured person and their loved ones. The injuries can be extremely adverse and permanent. The side effects associated with most medication errors and prescription errors are devastating, and even life threatening. 

Why Alan Sackrin?

Alan Sackrin is a reputable Board Certified Trial Lawyer and an experienced injury lawyer that strives to protect the rights and best interest of his clients. What sets Alan apart from other injury lawyers are his extensive trial skills and experience. Alan adds value to his clients because he will go to trial when the insurance company doesn't make a settlement offer that he believes is fair.  Alan won't send his client to a different lawyer to file a lawsuit, he's the lawyer that other lawyers send their cases to when they are unable to obtain a reasonable settlement offer.

Florida Lawyer Alan Sackrin is a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist – one of only 1069 Lawyers in the State of Florida to Achieve This Distinction (as of January 2012)

Medication Errors

An error or omission on the part of a pharmacist, pharmacist assistant, nurse or any hospital employee may have terrible consequences for a patient. The wrong medicine or the right medicine in the wrong dosage may cause side effects, leading to serious injury or even death.
Medication errors include:

  • prescription errors
  • communication errors
  • incomplete history errors

The most common types of mistake include illegible handwriting leading to mistakenly giving the wrong drug or wrong dose. When handwriting is so unclear, the nurse, pharmacists, or pharmacy assistant can mistake the drug written by the doctor for a similarly spelled drug.  The wrong dose can be given for similar reasons.  The nurse, pharmacist, or pharmacy assistant can read written dosing instructions incorrectly. Many errors are caused by poor communication, diagnosis, or patient monitoring issues.

Pharmacy Malpractice

Pharmacy malpractice occurs when a pharmacist or pharmacy assistant does not act as a reasonably prudent pharmacist or pharmacy assistant would act under the same or similar circumstances. We count on pharmacists and pharmacies to be accurate. Pharmacy malpractice occurs more often than people think.

Some common forms of Pharmacy Malpractice include:

  • Misinterpretation of prescription
  • Confusion between drugs that look alike or have similar names
  • Providing wrong dosage information to the consumer
  • Wrong instructions
  • Failing to protect against harmful drug interactions

Locations where Pharmacy Malpractice can occur:

  • Walgreens Pharmacy
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Target Pharmacy
  • Walmart Pharmacy
  • Kmart Pharmacy
  • Navarro Pharmacy

Patients trust their medical professionals to prescribe and provide the proper drugs for their health conditions. However, due to improper diagnosis or negligence, injury to the innocent patient occurs. A person who has sustained an injury as a result of another person’s negligence may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to collect monetary compensation for their injury. Victims of medication error and pharmacy malpractice can collect damages for medical expenses, future care, lost earnings and more.

Alan will vigorously pursue a client’s rights including taking the matter to trial and appeal if necessary. Alan does not just settle cases because he won’t take a case to trial. In fact, many of his clients are referrals from other attorneys who could not get the case settled.

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Contact Alan Sackrin to find out how he can help you. Alan is a Board Certified trial lawyer which means he specializes in injury related matters. You can contact him by phone at 954-458-8655 or by e-mail through this web site to schedule an appointment and learn more about your rights from an injury lawyer. He offers a free initial telephone consultation.

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