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Types of Errors

Dangerous and Defective Drugs If you put your trust in a pharmaceutical company and were hurt by their product, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Wrong Medication Did you receive the wrong medication or incorrect prescription from a pharmacy? If you have suffered because of a medication error please call us for a free case review.
Wrong Dosage Common forms of medication error: incorrect dosage error. Order our free book to learn how to protect yourself and your family from wrong dosage errors.
Other Errors Order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, to learn your rights in prescription error cases.
Kids Rx Errors Order a free copy of The Top 10 Tips to Protect Your Children Against Pharmacy Errors. If you have suffered a prescription error contact our firm today.
Pharmacy Malpractice If you have suffered an injury because a pharmacy dispensed the wrong medication or made an error with your prescription, you are able to file a claim for negligence or malpractice and receive the compensation you deserve.
Walgreens Pharmacy Error Claims There have been numerous claims brought against Walgreens for pharmacy errors or prescription errors. Order our free book to learn how to take action.
CVS Pharmacy Error Claims If you've been injured because of a CVS Pharmacy prescription error, call us for help with your lawsuit at 888-526-7616.
State Pharmacy Boards If you have been severely injured because of a medication error, contact board-certified attorneys immediately to investigate your case free of charge.
Drug & Pharmacy Error Prevention Filing a pharmacy error lawsuit is the only way to make pharmacies take accountability for mistakes. Call our board certified attorneys for a free case review.
State Pharmacy Laws State laws on pharmacy malpractice. Learn the pharmacy error Statute of Limitation laws that apply to your state. Call 877-342-2020 for a free consultation.

I know that technicians fill the prescriptions at my local pharmacy, but I don’t want the pharmacist to get in trouble for a technician’s medication mistake. What should I do?

The decision to employ more pharmacy technicians and fewer pharmacists comes from the top (above the pharmacists), but pharmacists still have to do their job diligently. It doesn’t seem fair that pharmacists have to take responsibility for everyone else’s actions behind the pharmacy counter, but they do.

Pharmacists are there to supervise and double check the work of pharmacy technicians. If pharmacists do not catch a medication mistake made by a technician, that pharmacist may take the heat. Pharmacists have way more schooling, education, training, and experience than technicians, and they are ultimately responsible for every order that leaves the pharmacy.

They are supposed to thoroughly check every prescription for accuracy before it ever gets into a patient’s hands. However, because of distractions, their work environment, or the fact they are too busy, mistakes slip through the cracks. Sometimes, pharmacists would have been able to catch mistakes if they would have counseled the patient or followed the procedures that are in place. When they fail to do these things, they are also at fault for the technician’s mistake.  Even if you are certain that the technician made the mistake, pharmacists are superior to technicians and ultimately are liable for any pharmacy error that occurs on their watch.

Please call us to discuss your situation and speak with a qualified pharmacy error lawyer at Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. at 888-526-7616 during a free, no-obligation case consultation and also request a FREE copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

David W. Hodges
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law