Even though medical malpractice suits targeting doctors or hospitals typically get more media attention, it is important to realize that pharmacists’ errors cause thousands of injuries and even some deaths every year. One example of a dangerous pharmaceutical error is filling prescriptions that should not be taken together without realizing the problem or warning the consumer.
It is the pharmacist’s job to notify all patients about any potential interaction that may occur between the drug the patient is picking up and what they may already be taking. If you have been seriously harmed by a drug interaction which a pharmacist failed to properly warn you about, contact the Rhinelander medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.
Drug interactions can range from relatively mild to, in extreme cases, instant death. Some of the most common drug interaction lawsuits include instances of:
Pharmacists should be aware of all drug interactions when they fill out a prescription. There are databases that list all of this information and it is their job to relay it to the consumer. Drugs that have particularly deadly drug interactions will often have print outs or bottle warnings about the hazard.
Pharmacy error is a very serious problem; pharmacists and pharmacy techs need to be held responsible for the harm they may be doing to others. If you or someone you love has been seriously harmed from a drug interaction which a pharmacist failed to warn you about, contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.