Prescription medications have the potential to heal us and improve our lives, but when doctors, physician assistants, or pharmacists prescribe the wrong drugs, give patients the wrong dosage, or label medications incorrectly, the results can be disastrous.
If you or a loved one has suffered harm due to a pharmacy or medical error, you may be dealing with serious health complications and facing an uncertain future in terms of your and your family’s physical, emotional, and financial well-being. You need answers about what to do next and how you can hold the people who harmed you accountable for their actions, and Attorney David L. Hood is here to help.
Understanding the Various Types of Pharmacy Errors
Unfortunately, harmful medication mistakes occur every day throughout South Carolina. These errors can take various forms, including:
- Being given the wrong drug
- Being given the right drug in the wrong dosage
- Receiving a new prescription that creates a harmful interaction with an existing medication
- Being given a drug that is inappropriate for your disease or condition
These mistakes can happen at any point during the process of prescribing and dispensing a medication. Sometimes a doctor prescribes the wrong drug; other times, pharmacy staff misinterpret the doctor’s instructions or simply make a careless mistake.
Figuring out how the error happened and who is responsible can require a complex investigation, which is why you should consult an experienced pharmacy malpractice lawyer if you’ve suffered harm after receiving a wrong prescription.
When Is It Malpractice?
Malpractice is a type of negligence that occurs when professionals deviate from the accepted standards for their field and behave in a careless or reckless fashion. Many people suffer side effects from prescription medications, but this doesn’t necessarily mean that they were victims of malpractice. After all, most people understand that no drug is risk-free. Even when pharmacists and doctors do their best work, patients can have unpredictable adverse reactions and suffer harm.
Malpractice does happen, though, and it occurs when medical professionals act in a negligent manner that betrays their duty to patients’ safety and their obligation to uphold certain standards of care. Patients often endure serious health complications or even die as a result, and when they do, the medical professionals whose negligence led to senseless pain and suffering need to be held accountable.
Contact David L. Hood If You’ve Suffered Due to a Pharmacy Error in South Carolina
If you believe you or a family member has been the victim of medical or pharmacy malpractice, contact the Law Offices of David L. Hood right away. We’ll listen to your story and advise you about your best course of action in a free, no-risk initial consultation. We handle all cases on a contingent fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win your case or negotiate a successful settlement.*
Call our offices at (843) 491-6025 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation with us today.
*Clients are not liable for any expenses, unless there is a recovery in their case; however, if there is a recovery in their case, clients will be liable for expenses. Attorney’s fees are based on a percentage of the recovery, which will be computed before deducting expenses.