Pharmacy Error Attorney in Lexington
Over Four Decades’ Combined Experience. Millions Recovered.
Medications are a common part of our everyday lives. They are in such widespread use that it is highly likely that either you or someone in your household take one or more medications on a daily basis. While medications have the power to do a great deal of good when they are prescribed and used correctly, they can also do a great deal of harm if they are not properly prescribed, or if a prescription is filled incorrectly at the pharmacy. Nearly one hundred thousand people die each year because of errors involving medication, and over a million more are injured. If you take medication or you know someone who does, it is important that you educate yourself about how and why medication errors happen so that you can take steps to protect yourself from them.
With more than 40 years of experience, Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC is able to capably handle a wide variety of cases involving pharmacy errors and medical malpractice. Our experience and dedication to success is instrumental in achieving positive outcomes for our clients. Since our founding, we have won millions on behalf of our clients and often receive referral cases from other attorneys.
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Causes of Pharmacy Errors
If you have ever taken medication of any kind, you are probably well aware that a doctors' writing on a prescription pad is not always clear. If you had trouble reading the prescription, you can imagine that a pharmacist may also have trouble reading it. Prescriptions contain important information like the name of the medication, the dosage, and how often it is to be taken. Pharmacists fill hundreds of prescriptions each day, and although their professional standard of care would dictate that they call the doctor when they encounter a hard-to-read prescription, this does not always happen. In their haste to get prescriptions filled in a timely manner, pharmacists sometimes fill prescriptions that are not clearly written without first checking with the doctor. Sometimes these prescriptions end up being filled correctly, and sometimes not.
In addition to relying on guesswork when prescriptions are written unclearly, there is also room for error in refilling prescriptions, counseling customers about how to take their medications, and screening for potentially harmful interactions with other medications.
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Doctors are required to care for their patients in a manner which meets or exceeds a professional standard of care. Pharmacists must also meet a professional standard of care in carrying out the tasks which make up their work. Pharmacists do not merely read prescriptions, place medications into containers, and hand them over to their customers. They rely on their professional judgment as they fill prescriptions, checking what they see on the prescription pad against their own knowledge and experience, asking questions of doctors as needed in order to ensure the safety of their customers.
If this is not the standard of care you received, you may be eligible to pursue compensation with a Lexington pharmacy error attorney. At Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC, we are dedicated to integrity, professionalism, and hard work. We will fight to uphold your rights and pursue financial security.