Prescription misfills occur when a pharmacist fills a prescription with the wrong medicine or an incorrect dosage. The FDA has estimated that 1.3 million Americans are injured every year from medication errors.
The National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCCMERP) defines a medication error as:
"Any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer. Such events may be related to professional practice, health care products, procedures, and systems, including prescribing; order communication; product labeling, packaging, and nomenclature; compounding; dispensing; distribution; administration; education; monitoring; and use."
Common pharmacy errors include:
Attorney Eric Allan Koch is experienced in pharmacy negligence litigation. With over 32 years of experience, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Ratings by his clients have earned him the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award for responsiveness, quality of service, communications ability, and overall value and the Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Gold Award.
We handle prescription injury claims on a contingent fee basis. If you or a loved one has been injured by pharmacy negligence, contact us today for a free and confidential consultation*.
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