Pharmacy Prescription Errors Attorney in Alabama
McAleer Law in Mobile
The attorneys at McAleer Law see many unfortunate cases of injury resulting from completely avoidable errors made by pharmacies and their staff. If you have suffered an injury or illness due to a prescription error, contact a Mobile personal injury attorney at our firm for legal advice.
Annually, nearly 1,500,000 consumers are injured and more than 7,000 die because of medication prescription errors. The most prevalent mistakes include a prescription being filled with the wrong medication or when the strength of the drug is incorrect or in some cases where incorrect instructions are given for taking the medication. Personal injury cases stemming from pharmacy errors are based on ordinary negligence or even on professional negligence theories.
The corporate pharmacies and the actual pharmacist are usually defendants who are named in a pharmacy prescription error. Often, large chain pharmacies like CVS and Walgreen's are faces with the problem of too many customers for the amount of staff. This is a dangerous mix and can lead to critical mistakes.
Pharmacy cases are complex though they may seem straight forward at first glance. Often, the at fault pharmacy will allege that it was the patient or a family member that failed to take the drug correctly or claim that perhaps a family member put the wrong medication in the bottle. Such allegations must be ruled out.
If you or a family member has been harmed by a pharmacy's prescription error, contact an Alabama Prescription Error Attorney at McAleer Law at 251-341-0116.