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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.

Understaffed and Overworked: Pharmacists Spread Too Thin Could Be a Threat to Your Health

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

The healthcare industry is growing rapidly as more Americans have access to quality doctors and prescription coverage, but with this growth come danger. Pharmacists, the men and women responsible for dispensing the ever-increasing numbers of prescription drugs, are being pushed to their limits when it comes to their workloads.

Pharmacists are regularly forced to work long hours, and as their hours increase, so do the odds of prescription errors.

Who Is Filling Your Prescription?

While we would like to think that the highly trained pharmacist was the one responsible for filling the prescriptions we receive, the reality is that he or she was minimally involved. Prescription use in the United States has nearly doubled in the last two decades, and the number of pharmacists entering the field has not kept up with the demand.

This leaves pharmacies in a predicament. Old standards required there to be one pharmacist for each pharmacy technician, since pharmacy technicians are required to work under the direct supervision of the pharmacist. Now, you may enter your local grocery store or drug store pharmacy to find three or four pharmacy technicians working under one pharmacist, and you could be paying the price.

Who Is Responsible for Your Damages?

If you have suffered illness or injury as a result of a pharmacy error, it can be unclear who is to blame. Despite possibly being the only person to handle your prescription, a pharmacy technician has no legal liability when it comes to your damages; the liability falls on the supervising pharmacist.

Adverse drug reactions are one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and if you have been injured due to a mistake made by a member of an overworked, understaffed pharmacy, you deserve answers. Download our free book, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, to find out more about what you can do.