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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.

Ways Pharmacists Breach Their Duty of Care to Patients in Texas

Galvin B. Kennedy
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You have probably read about doctors operating on the wrong side, leaving medical devices in patients, or misdiagnosing patients. Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes, resulting in a breached duty of care to their patients. However, physicians aren’t the only medical professionals that make mistakes and breach their duty of care. In fact, pharmacists also make errors that can cause patients injuries and even death.

Pharmacists—just like doctors—are trained in what they do and are, therefore, held to a high duty of care. This means that pharmacists have a standard of care that requires them to provide the correct medications, right dosage of drugs, and accurate medication instructions to their patients whose prescriptions they fill. When they fail to exercise care and their negligence causes harm and devastating injuries, they can be held legally liable for the mistakes they have made.

Breach in Duty of Care Is Grounds for Pharmacy Malpractice

Here are some of the ways pharmacists can breach their duty of care:

  • Filling the wrong dose of medicine
  • Giving the wrong medication to the wrong patient or filling the wrong drug
  • Filling a look-alike or sound-alike medication
  • Misreading the doctor’s handwritten prescription
  • Providing the wrong dosage instructions with the medicine
  • Failing to notice a mistake made by pharmacy techs
  • Not catching an error made by a doctor
  • Failing to warn patients of drug interactions
  • Forgetting to tell patients about the potential side effects of their medications

As you can see, there are a number of different ways pharmacists can breach their duty of care to patients. Unfortunately, serious injuries can occur when pharmacists make errors, resulting in expensive medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering for patients.  If a pharmacist’s breach has caused your illness or your loved one’s death, the pharmacist and pharmacy may be liable for your damages.

If you believe that a pharmacist breached their duty of care, you may have a pharmacy malpractice claim in Texas. When pharmacists fail to provide you with a duty of care, you need to pursue a lawsuit in order to collect the compensation you need and deserve.

For help pursuing a pharmacy malpractice lawsuit, please feel free to contact our law firm located in Houston for a free consultation at 888-526-7616, and you can also request a free copy of our book How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.