At one time or another, you or a family member may require a prescription drug from a doctor. It may be to treat a simple strep throat infection or for more long term therapy, such as cholesterol control or sleeping aids. You rely on your physician to prescribe the correct drug, in the correct dosage, and similarly, you typically rely on your major drug store chain pharmacists to fill that drug exactly the way it was meant to be dispensed. Where prescription drugs are concerned, there is no room for error. In today’s technology age, with all the standardization that computer programs provide, pharmacists are able to know what drugs their clients are taking and should be able to identify a potential dangerous drug interaction.
We have all seen on the news the sensational cases of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians making terrible errors in dispensation with horrific results. From errors in reading doctors’ prescriptions to errors in dosage and usage directions, we are at the mercy of these overworked, pharmacists of typically large drug store profit driven chains that are the gatekeepers of our health. Important prescription error information on the largest pharmacy chains such as Walmart, Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, and Rite Aid is available on our site.
At present, there is little in the way of accountability and even less in terms of data available regarding pharmacy error. But injuries due to pharmacy error are on a dangerous rise. In 2003, Auburn University conducted a study of pharmacy errors and found that of the three billion prescriptions dispensed in the United States annually, 51.5 million pharmacy errors occurred, resulting in 7000 deaths.
With over a decade of service we have successfully represented many clients who have been injured due to pharmacist or pharmacy mistakes / errors including improper quantity and dispensing the wrong prescription drugs. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness to our clients and make sure that every client is treated as an individual and never treated as simply another file.We are proud to state that the Grossman Law Firm, LLC, is at the forefront of the latest developments in pharmacy negligence laws nationwide. Mr. Grossman has been consulted regarding pharmacy negligence law by both victims of large pharmacy chain store errors and attorneys throughout the United States. CLICK HERE FOR YOUR HOME STATE PRESCRIPTION MISTAKE/ERROR AND PHARMACY BOARD INFORMATION.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of pharmacy mistake and have suffered injuries or even the death of a family member, please contact The Grossman Law Firm today at (732) 943-0383. We represent our clients on a contingency basis. This means our fees are based on a percentage of the recovery from settlement or verdict of the case. Consultations are always free. Mr. Grossman may obtain special admission to appear in the courts in your home state by filing a motion to appear Pro Hac Vice.