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Medical malpractice: Pharmacy errors can threaten your life

In the medical malpractice field of law, the focus is often on errors made by physicians or health care facilities, but there are other ways malpractice can harm Ohio residents. For example, during a visit to your doctor, he or she may prescribe one or more medications to help you manage your condition. You take your prescriptions to a pharmacist, confident that you are on the road to recovery, but what if the pharmacy technician makes a mistake with your drugs?

Our Columbus attorneys have seen this happen on many occasions. Sometimes, the error is relatively benign and causes no harm to the patient. Other times, however, such mistakes can result in severe harm, including:

  • Birth defects
  • Disability
  • Hospitalization
  • Risks to your life
  • Death

None of us is immune from making mistakes, but when pharmacies fail to practice due caution in their work, it may be considered negligence. An appropriate response to such negligence is filing a medical malpractice claim.

Doing so not only empowers you to hold the parties responsible for your harm to account, it also gives you the possibility of acquiring financial compensation. When the outcome of pharmacy negligence results in serious harm to your health and well-being, you will likely need this compensation to help you manage your health and get the treatment you need to recover.

Consider taking your story to an attorney if you have been injured by pharmacy-related medical malpractice. We also encourage you to continue exploring our firm’s website to learn more about your options in the wake of a drug injury. You may also reach out to our team of malpractice lawyers if you need answers to any specific concerns you may have.