Pharmacy Negligence Lawyers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Medication Error Attorneys Serving Allentown and Other Areas
Have you been injured because a pharmacy made a critical medication error? To speak with a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer about pharmacy negligence, contact Seidel, Cohen, Hof & Reid, L.L.C.
With offices in Bethlehem and Easton, Pennsylvania, we represent clients throughout Pennsylvania. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our firm, call 610.365.1316 or contact us toll-free at 866.756.4543.
Examples of pharmacy negligence include:
- Failure to take account of adverse drug interactions
- Prescription fill errors (filling the wrong prescription)
- Drug compounding errors
- Dosage errors
Many drugs work fine by themselves but can lead to harmful and even fatal injury if combined with another drug or drugs. Pharmacies have a duty to inform patients of potential drug interaction dangers.
Prescription Fill Errors
Prescription fill errors occur in two common ways. First, pharmacists fail to properly read the prescription because the doctor has poor handwriting and the pharmacist failed to inquire about the correct prescription. Second, pharmacists sometimes fill the wrong prescription because generic drugs have similar names. When life is at stake, pharmacists must take adequate precautions to avoid these dangerous mistakes.
Drug Compounding Errors
Many drugs are in powder form that is then placed inside a capsule. In the case of generic drugs, pharmacies often grind and mix the powder to fill a prescription. When pharmacies fail to use reasonable care, compounding errors can cause serious injuries to patients.
A simple calculation error caused by misplacing or misreading the decimal point in a prescription or medicine can result in an overdose or underdose that causes serious injuries or complications during or after surgery or other medical treatment.
To speak with a lawyer about an injury caused by pharmacy negligence, contact Seidel, Cohen, Hof & Reid, L.L.C.