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Fort Lauderdale Pharmacy Negligence

Fort Lauderdale is the country seat of Florida’s Broward County and also one of the largest cities and biggest tourism draws in the area. The city had a population of 168,528 as of 2011. The city draws more than 10 million tourists some years, in part because of the more than 4000 restaurants, 120 nightclubs, and yachting facilities in the city. Fort Lauderdale is also appealing to tourists and residents because it has a complex canal system. In fact, Fort Lauderdale is sometimes called the “Venice of America” because of this.

Unfortunately, each year patients in Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas are injured by pharmacy negligence. Pharmacy malpractice, as it is sometimes called, occurs when patients are given the wrong medication or the wrong dosages. In some cases, the wrong medication can prove fatal or can lead to serious or permanent injury. If this has happened to you, it is important to get medical advice as well as legal advice about your situation. If you need immediate legal assistance, you can always contact the legal team at the Flaxman Law Group.

Preventing Pharmacy Negligence in Fort Lauderdale and Other Cities

What can patients do about pharmacy errors in Fort Lauderdale and across Florida? There are many things that patients can do:

1) Speak with a doctor about all new and existing medications. Ask your doctor for confirmation when getting a refill or a new prescription -- and read the prescription out loud. Write down the medication information as well as the dosage and confirm it with the medical professional who's prescribing the medication. When you drop off the prescription at the pharmacy, confirm the dosage and the medication prescribed before taking your medication home. Speak with your pharmacist about your medication and what possible side effects you should look for.

2) Get all your medication filled at one pharmacy. Check to make sure that this pharmacy automatically checks for drug interactions, as this will help ensure that if you take multiple medications you are less likely to face drug interactions.

3) Know what possible symptoms of drug interactions or allergic reactions look like for each medication. If you notice any unusual symptoms when taking a new or existing medication, stop taking the medication immediately and contact your pharmacist or medical professional for assistance. After you have received medical help, you may also want to contact a personal injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale or your community for legal advice. If you have been harmed by pharmacy or medical negligence in Fort Lauderdale or your community, you may be able to pursue compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses.

What to Do if You May Have a Personal Injury Case in Fort Lauderdale or Another City

If you have taken care but have still suffered a serious injury due to what you believe may be a medical error, the Flaxman Law Group legal team is here to help you understand your rights and options and to help you pursue legal claim if that is what you decide to do. If you have sustained a serious injury, contact the Flaxman Law Group today to arrange for a free consultation to discuss your situation.