Pharmacy Medication Dispensing Error Lawsuits in Georgia


October 09, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Discusses Pharmacy Medication Dispensing Error Lawsuits in Georgia

Most pharmacists are excellent at their jobs, and we all depend on them to fill our prescriptions when needed.  However, pharmacy errors are a fact of life given that so many patients take medications that prescription errors are bound to happen from time to time.  Because pharmacy errors are a fact of life, all patients should be wary and cautious to ensure they are taking the proper medication as prescribed by their doctor.

Medication errors are a leading cause of death in the United States, which is a significant problem that must be addressed.  Unfortunately, many innocent patients have suffered because of medication errors, and drug dispensing errors account for approximately 21% of medication errors.  While these pharmacies certainly are not intending to make mistakes, they are still responsible for ensuring they are dispensing the proper medication, at the proper dose, and with instructions that are accurate and in accordance with a prescribing doctor's orders.

The True Cost Associated with Medication Errors

In addition to costing an injured victim a significant amount of money in medical expenses as well as the inability to work depending, on how serious the medication-related injury was, society as a whole pays a price.  Healthcare costs go up because of medication errors and other healthcare-related incidents.  If medication errors went down, perhaps the cost of medical care would go down as well, in addition to the cost of insurance premiums.  It may seem surprising that medication errors can play that much of a role in the entire healthcare system's costs,  the victims are the ones to foot most of the bill both physically and financially.

What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

When getting a prescription filled, all patients should double check that the medicine they are receiving from the pharmacy is in fact the medication prescribed by their doctor.  Additionally, the patient should ensure that the dose of the medication and that the instructions on the bottle are correct.  We all wish we could place all of our trust in a pharmacy, but because mistakes do happen and people are injured because of such mistakes, all of us should do whatever we can to ensure we are taking the proper medication.  As such, asking a pharmacist to confirm the accuracy of a prescription is always a good step to take to protect yourself and your loved ones. 

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Source: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2010/january2010/p2pdispensingerrors-0110

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