Coral Gables Pharmacy Negligence
Thanks to strict zoning laws, Coral Gables, a city close to the bustle of Miami, has quiet and clean streets that attract visitors and residents. Although Coral Gables has a vibrant downtown and the Alhambra Circle financial district, it also has scenic roads, such as Coral Way. Known as the “City Beautiful,” this community is known for being pedestrian friendly.
Coral Gables also has a great medical system and pharmacists play a very important role in that medical system. They take prescriptions, provide medical advice, inform patients about medications, check patient records, label medications, and dispense sometimes very powerful drugs. Pharmacists are carefully trained to ensure that they can do all these tasks safely. However, when pharmacists are negligent or reckless in their duties, serious injury can occur. If you have been injured by a pharmacy error and want answers, you can always contact the Flaxman Law Group to get legal advice.What Types of Pharmacy Errors Occur in Coral Gables and Other Florida Cities?
A pharmacist who is negligent or reckless may make a number of errors that can prove fatal or extremely dangerous for patients:
- Dispensing larger doses than required
- Mislabeling medications
- Dispensing the incorrect medications to the wrong patients
- Mixing up prescriptions
- Not reading prescriptions accurately and failing to follow up with a doctor about what the prescription intended
- Failing to warn patients about possible drug interactions or issues
- Providing the wrong information about medications
- Failing to check for common drug interactions and allergies noted on a patient's file
- Not checking prescriptions and medications for expiry dates and other important information
- Not measuring medication correctly
- Hiring inexperienced assistance rather than pharmacists to fill prescriptions
When pharmacy negligence occurs in Coral Gables and other communities, the results can be disastrous. Patients may experience an overdose of medication, which can prove fatal. They may also be given the wrong medication in the wrong combinations, which can lead to serious side effects, allergic reactions, and drug interactions. If your prescription is for a topical solution, pharmacy error can lead to chemical burns and scarring. Some patients even die or experience severe medical problems due to drug errors and pharmacy errors. If pharmacy negligence harms you, you may have a medical malpractice claim in Coral Gables or your community if your injuries were caused by a negligent pharmacist or pharmacy. To find out more, contact a personal injury attorney in Coral Gables or your community.
If you would like more details about your options and your rights, contact the Flaxman Law Group. If you have been injured, the Flaxman Law Group is pleased to meet with you in a free consultation so that you can get answers about your options. The Flaxman Law Group legal team has handled thousands of pharmacy negligence and personal injury cases across South Florida and is familiar with the laws that could affect your case. The full-service law firm can take care of all the details of your case so that you can put all your energies into healing.