More pharmacies are hiring pharmacy technicians to replace educated pharmacists. This often leaves one pharmacist to supervise everything and, because of this, more medication errors are bound to happen. This includes pharmacists not catching a pharmacy technician’s mistake that involves an overdose or underdose of medication.
For example, a pharmacy technician may have filled the right medication but the wrong dose of medication. If a prescription the doctor wrote was for 500 milligrams, but a technician filled 50 milligrams and a pharmacist didn’t catch it, a patient can suffer.
Pharmacists are responsible for filling prescriptions correctly and catching mistakes made by technicians. They are responsible for dispensing the correct drug and the correct dosage to patients who rely on them. While most people are aware that receiving too much of a medication can result in harm from overdosing, receiving an underdosage of the correct medication can also cause harm.
Anytime pharmacy patients do not receive the medication that was ordered by the doctor, they should be entitled to make a pharmacy claim for negligence. All patients deserve to be compensated for any instance in which they suffered harm, mental anguish, medical expenses, or physical pain and suffering as a result of a pharmacy error, including underdose or overdose errors.
To find out about your rights, or for help with your claim against your local pharmacy, please call our experienced pharmacy dosage error lawyers at Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation today at 888-526-7616.