Fatalities Caused by Pharmacy Errors
Pharmacy professionals study for years to provide quality medical care for patients. Most pharmacy professionals work tirelessly to provide quality services to patients. However, when these professionals are negligent in the standard of care they provide, permanent injury and fatalities can occur. Taking the wrong medication in the wrong dosages due to a pharmacy error can kill a patient. When this occurs, the surviving family can seek a wrongful death claim in Miami or their community if the error was caused due to negligence.
The Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm; the legal staff have successfully resolved thousands of pharmacy error and personal injury lawsuits in Miami and across South Florida. If you have questions and think you may have a legal claim, you can always contact the Flaxman Law Group for legal advice and assistance.Why Pharmacy Error Cases Occur in Miami and Across South Florida
Fatal pharmacy errors leading to a medical malpractice claim in Miami or another community can occur for a number of reasons:
- Misreading labels and prescription receipts
- Failing to check labels, dosages, and other pertinent information
- Dosage errors
- Incorrect labeling to medication
- Failing to check patient information and allergy information
- Dispensing the wrong medication to the wrong patients
No matter what the reason, the results are devastating for the family affected by the loss. Pursuing a legal claim is one option that grieving families have if they are looking for answers and justice.What to Do if a Pharmacy Error Affects You and Your Family
A pharmacy error can cause many dire consequences:
- Wrong dosages
- Drug interactions
- Allergic Reactions
- Permanent injuries
If you or a family member take a medication and experience unusual reactions, seek medical attention immediately. If you lose a loved one due to a pharmacy error, you will want to consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami or your community for legal advice. If the fatality was preventable and caused by negligence, you may have a legal claim. Pursuing compensation will not bring back your loved one, but it can help pay for final medical expenses as well as a dignified memorial for your loved one.
Pursuing a wrongful death claim can also help your loved one as you start to heal. Losing a family member – especially an income earner – can affect a household’s finances for years. You may lose benefits and income and you may also lose wages if during the grieving process you cannot return to work right away. You may need therapy or even medical treatment to cope with the stress and grief you have experienced. Compensation from a legal claim can help with these substantial expenses.
If you are looking for legal advice after losing a loved one, contact the Flaxman Law Group to discuss your options in a free, no obligation consultation. The Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm, so the staff can take care of all the legal details for you, protecting your family’s future as you focus on healing.