Can you sue the pharmacy for prescription errors? Yes. Many prescription drug errors go unreported or even unnoticed by patients (or the error is caught in time). But there is an obvious potential for danger when it comes to prescription drug errors by doctors, pharmacists, and other health care professionals.
A number of different errors can occur during the prescribing of medication, or during the filling of a prescription at the pharmacy. Here are a few of the more common mistakes:
When a patient is harmed by a prescription error, a viable medical malpractice claim might exist. A variety of individuals may be legally responsible in these kinds of cases, including:
These types of cases involve complex medical evidence, and proving that a medication error - and not some other factor - was the cause of the purported injury requires support from medical experts. You'll need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer with access to medical experts willing to review the medical records and testify to the damage caused by the prescription mistake.
To learn more about how medical malpractice cases work, including what you'll need to prove and how losses are compensated, read the basics of medical malpractice.