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North Miami Pharmacy Negligence

North Miami, a suburb of Miami, is known for its rich history and for its large Haitian-American population. The area is also known for a number of attractions, including The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Located in North Miami’s downtown, the museum was designed by Charles Gwathmey and hosts 23,000-square-feet of space for art. The area also has many parks, including the 1,043 acre Oleta River State Park and the 8-acre Arch Creek Park. Getting around North Miami to see all these attractions is easy thanks to the free NoMi Express bus service the community offers.

Like any city in Florida, North Miami has a number of clinics and pharmacies. While many patients get great medical care in the area, medical negligence and pharmacy error in North Miami and the surrounding area do unfortunately affect some patients. If you think you have been affected by this type of negligence, you may wish to contact the Flaxman Law Group for legal advice.

Why Does Pharmacy Negligence Occur in North Miami and Florida?

According to some experts, part of the problem is the way that pharmacies are run. Pharmacies are often high pressure environments, and this can increase the risk of pharmacy errors. In some larger pharmacies owned by larger corporations, pharmacists are expected to process thousands of prescriptions a day, in addition to answering phones and answering customer questions. In some pharmacies, pharmacists are given quotas and must fulfill a very high volume of prescriptions per hour. This sort of high pressure environment and high paced environment can increase the risk of errors, but pharmacists are still responsible for filling prescriptions correctly and are held liable in the event that they fill a prescription incorrectly and cause injury to a patient.

Laws That May Affect Your Pharmacy Negligent Case in North Miami

If you've been injured by a medication error or pharmacy error in North Miami or your community, it is important to note that there is a statute of limitations for claims arising from these types of cases under Fla. Stat. Ann. § 95.11(4)(a). In Florida, you have two years from the time of injury or from the moment where you should have known about the injury in order to file your claim. While two years seems like a long time and it may seem like you have plenty of time to make up your decision about filing a legal claim, in fact it is very important to consult with a personal injury attorney in North Miami or your community very quickly after you've been injured.

The Flaxman Law Group legal team is always willing to meet with you in your home, office, or workplace if you cannot travel due to your injuries. The Flaxman Law Group phone lines also staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week so that you can reach a legal professional quickly when you need to. If you think you may have a claim, do not delay. Get immediate legal advice to protect your future and your family's future.