South Miami Pharmacy Negligence
South Miami is a 2.5-square city in Florida’s Miami-Dade County. Situated about 3 miles South of Miami, it is close to Coral Gables, the University of Miami, and Pinecrest. One of the oldest cities in the area, South Miami was incorporated in 1927. Like many local planned communities, South Miami has a town center with many businesses and amenities. The community also has two area hospitals.
The two local hospitals and the many clinics in the area are served by a number of pharmacies in the area. While patients trust these businesses to provide a high standard of care, each year Florida residents are seriously injured due to pharmacy negligence in South Miami and other communities. If you may have been injured by a preventable medical error, contact a personal injury or medical negligence attorney in South Miami or your community. If you are looking for this type of experienced attorney, you can always contact the Flaxman Law Group for legal assistance.How Much of a Problem is Pharmacy Negligence in South Miami and Other Cities?
According to some experts and statistics, up to 5% of prescriptions across the country are filled incorrectly. The results of these incorrectly filled prescriptions range from very mild side effects to fatalities. In Florida, the Board of Pharmacy receives over 1000 complaints each year against pharmacies and individual pharmacists. In addition, personal injury attorneys in South Miami and across South Florida launch personal injury claims on behalf of patients who have been injured by pharmacy errors and mixups each year.
If you have been affected by preventable pharmacy error, you deserve justice and compensation. Under Florida law, you may have a legal claim if your injuries were caused by negligence, recklessness, or wrongful acts.How Does Pharmacy Error in South Miami and Other Communities Happen?
Close to 4 billion prescriptions are filled in the US each year, and about a third of them are filled at large pharmacies that are contained within discount or department stores. Unfortunately, some of these prescriptions are filled incorrectly, and this can result in allergic reactions, serious side effects, or even fatalities. Pharmacist errors and medication errors in South Miami and other communities can occur at several levels:
- Doctor errors
- Prescription error or illegible prescriptions
- Trouble with reading a prescription
- Compounding mistakes
- Dosing mistakes
- Labeling mistakes
- Patient or medication mixups
- Patient consulting mistakes
The Flaxman Law Group strongly believes that customers have rights when they are harmed by dangerous products. There are laws in place to help prevent medication mixups. When pharmacies and the companies that own pharmacies are negligent in providing a high standard of care and patients are injured, the Flaxman Law Group believes that patients can and should pursue justice in order to receive fair compensation and in order to hold pharmacies accountable. If you believe you may have a case, contact the Flaxman Law Group for a powerful group of advocates to stand by your side. Your initial consultation is free and comes with no obligation.