Riviera Beach Pharmacy Error Lawyers

Medical science has come a long way over the past few decades, but there remain all kinds of diseases with no known cure. Patients suffering from such conditions still deserve quality care, though, and at the very least, their healthcare providers have an obligation to do no harm.

Caring for patients with diseases that are untreatable typically comes down to keeping them as comfortable as possible by managing the worst of their symptoms. Oftentimes, this requires prescription medication.

Just as physicians must first do no harm when diagnosing and treating patients, pharmacists have a similar duty of care when filling prescriptions. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical malpractice is far more common than it should be, and those with chronic conditions are more likely to fall victim to it because of the sheer volume of prescriptions that they need filled.

If you think you have been the victim of pharmaceutical malpractice, turn to Donaldson & Weston. After evaluating the circumstances of your case, we will gather evidence of the pharmacist’s negligence so you can negotiate for the compensation you deserve. Call 561-299-3999 to schedule a free case evaluation with a medication error lawyer in Riviera Beach.

Did My Pharmacist Make a Medication Mistake?

Since medicine is far from an exact science, it can be hard to determine if your pharmacist actually made a mistake or the medication you are taking simply isn’t working. If you suspect something is awry, though, it’s wise to turn to a medication error attorney, who will conduct a thorough investigation.

Your lawyer will probably start by asking why you suspect a medication mistake. For example, if it’s a prescription you have been taking for a while, did it suddenly stop working? Or maybe the side effects became debilitating overnight. The former could be a sign that you received a smaller dose than usual while the latter could be indicative of taking a much larger dose.

Let’s examine a few other signs that your pharmacist made a medication mistake:

  • Your condition worsens despite taking the medication as instructed;

  • You experience side effects that neither your physician nor the pharmacist mentioned;

  • The medication looks/tastes/feels different from usual; and

  • You did not receive enough medication to take as instructed or for the total duration ordered.

If you suspect the pharmacist made a mistake, call your physician first and a medication error lawyer second. Your doctor will probably want to see you right away to perform a full evaluation. And the sooner you start building your claim with the help of an attorney, the sooner you will be able to recover compensation for all applicable damages.