Patients are also sometimes harmed when pharmacists improperly fill their prescriptions. These victims are given incorrect dosages, or even worse, the wrong drug entirely. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, more than 550,000 injuries and over 100,000 deaths occur every year as a result of improperly filled prescriptions. All told, an estimated 51.5 million prescription errors occur each year.
Even if a patient is given a medication that would be appropriate on its own,if it conflicts with a drug the patient is already taking, a serious injury could occur. In this case, too, a claim may be brought against the prescribing doctor or pharmacist.
Contact Michael T. Gibson, P.A. at 407-490-1271 to schedule your free consultation. If you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of a defective drug or dangerous medical device. Serving all of Florida, our pharmaceutical litigation and defective drug attorneys have the experience and knowledge necessary for obtaining just compensation for your claim.