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Miami Lakes Pharmacy Negligence

Miami Lakes is a unique community for a number of reasons. Developed and owned in large part by the Graham family company since it was founded, the community is developed along the design aesthetic of the New Urbanism movement. This means that the town’s streets are tree-lined and the community has curving roads and lakes rather than the square grid of larger cities. The community is also designed so that amenities are within walking distance of the tree-lined residential areas. Miami Lakes is also known for its unique indoor Veteran’s Memorial mural, which is inside the town’s Royal Oaks Park Community Center.

Miami Lakes has a good medical system, and that includes a system of pharmacies. Pharmacies are essential in offering prescription and over-the-counter medications to patients. Unfortunately, when pharmacists are negligent in their duties, patients may suffer serious and even life-threatening injury. If you have been seriously injured due to a medication, you can find out about your legal options by contacting the Flaxman Law Group.

Reasons for Pharmacy Negligence in Miami Lakes and Other Florida Cities

Pharmacy errors can occur for many reasons. In Miami Lakes, medical negligence and pharmacy error often occur to understaffing and poor policies. In some cases, pharmacy negligence in Miami Lakes and other Florida cities occurs because some medications sound similar. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there have been reports of confusion and medication mix-ups involving:

  • Lamictal (lamotrigine) and Lamisil (terbinafine)
  • Taxotere (docetaxel) and Taxol (paclitaxel)
  • Methadone and Metadate ER (methylphenidate)
  • Serzone (nefazodone) and Seroquel (quetiapine)
  • Zyrtec (cetirizine), Zantac (ranitidine), and Zyprexa (olanzapine)
  • Celebrex (celecoxib) and Celexa (citalopram)

Another issue that often occurs with pharmacy errors involves compounding. Some medications need to be compounded or mixed up to a doctor's specifications by pharmacist. When these medications are incorrectly mixed at the pharmacy, serious injury or even fatalities can occur. Compounding mistakes can occur for number of reasons:

  • Illegible or incomplete prescription information from the doctor
  • Carelessness on or incorrect training on the part of the pharmacist
  • Incorrect labeling of ingredients within the pharmacy
  • Ingredients mixups
  • Poor pharmacy policies or pro-poor work conditions
  • Distraction

No matter why a pharmacy error occurs, it is important to get information about what has led to the error. Pharmacies are expected to have reasonable precautions in place to prevent patient injury. If you have been injured after receiving a medication from a pharmacy, you will want to consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami Lakes or your community. A good injury attorney can investigate the causes of your injuries, can help you understand your options, and can help you pursue justice and compensation if you qualify for a legal claim.

Are you looking for an experienced pharmacy negligence or medical negligence attorney in Miami Lakes or the surrounding area? Contact the Flaxman Law Group today for a free case review. The legal staff at the Flaxman Law Group has been working with pharmacy negligence and personal injury plaintiffs for more than two and a half decades.