Pharmacy Errors are Preventable
Statistics say you and your family are at risk of pharmacy errors. Learn how you can take action against pharmacy mistakes.
There is no excuse for even one of the estimated 7,000 deaths that occur each year due to pharmacy mistakes. The fact is that these errors are all totally preventable. As a result of these prescription errors, 1.3 million people are injured each year.
Why Are Pharmacy Errors So Common?
Pharmacy errors will happen; they have happened since pharmacists were apothecaries instead of pharmacists, and with village wise people even before that. Any time there is a human involved, there is a chance for errors to be made. With the number of pharmacists actually shrinking, and the number of prescriptions actually growing, and the population aging, errors are increasingly common.
The many reasons for pharmacy mistakes include:
None of these things absolves them of their duty to safely and correctly dispense to you the medicine you need.
- Overworked pharmacists and technicians.
Pharmacists and their helpers sometimes work between 12 and 16 hours every day, without any rest breaks or meal breaks. These hardworking people also have 2-3 minutes to fill between 300 and 400 scripts every day.
The corporations they work for have bean-counters who crunch numbers and decide how many scripts have to be filled to make maximum profits. They don't have the patients' or their employees' best interest at heart.
- Distractions - On top of all this, customers are complaining about the wait, asking directions to grocery items or the bathroom, and the phone is ringing off the hook.
Help Make Retail Pharmacies Safer by Speaking Up.
You may think you have no recourse if you were not injured in the long term by a pharmacy mistake. You should immediately go to the nearest emergency room if you were given the wrong medicine, wrong dose, or discover you were given the wrong instructions for its use. Save the bottle, the medicine, the bag and the receipt. Speak to us 24/7 and see if you have a claim. We represent people all across the country making pharmacy error claims. The statute of limitations begins to run very quickly in these cases, so talk to a competent and experienced pharmacy mistake lawyer as soon as you possibly can.
By speaking out and suing pharmacies, you are preventing more errors from happening to others.
- You are helping the pharmacist because he or she will be much more vigilant in the future.
- You are also helping the techs because they will also be more vigilant.
- You are helping other patients be safe when they drop off their prescriptions.
We have to send the message to corporate-owned pharmacies that it is unacceptable to allow these errors to continue unchecked. We may even make things better for their employees because if lawsuits eat up enough profit, then they will be forced to change their practices and treat their employees better.
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