medicine, drug errors, and unsafe medicine can lead to serious injury and death.
Errors can be caused by a doctor, pharmacist, manufacturers, and
others. A little precaution and common sense can help protect you and
your family. If you cannot read your doctor’s handwriting, it is
possible that your pharmacist cannot read it either. Ask your doctor
to rewrite it legibly. Always ask the pharmacist to perform a DUR.
Have your doctor and pharmacist explain cross-reactions, medication
duplication, contra-indications, dosage requirements and other
information that will help protect you from harm. Always inspect the
medication. If the pills look different from what you expect—or if
you find some tablets that look different—do not take any. Always
read the label carefully. Ensure that the prescription is yours. Find
your name, your doctor’s name, and dosage instructions. Check the
manufacturer’s name, drug designation, number of milligrams per
tablet, and total supply. Always let someone know if you are taking a
medication, and monitor any adverse reactions or side effects that
you may experience. After you take any medication, and if anything seems wrong, talk to your pharmacist
or contact your doctor immediately. If you think you or a loved one
are the victim of a prescription error,
unsafe medicine or misconduct on the part of a pharmacy, pharmacist, or doctor,
claims involving prescription, drug, or medication errors can involve
complex legal and technical issues. The following are a few important
legal, factual and evidentiary matters that should be considered when
evaluating a claim.
medication was prescribed?
the mediation provided by sample or prescription?
the medication properly prescribed?
there any other medications being taken?
where and what circumstances was the medication taken?
there an adverse event relating to the medication?
emergency care required?
injuries bee related to the adverse event or other cause?
samples of the medication available and safely secured?
there any indication that the medication was improperly filled?
there a copy of the prescription, sales, or insurance documents?
an improper dosage been recognized?
there a possible manufacturing defect or failure to warn issue?
the medication properly FDA approved?
is important that a prescription error or claim be evaluated by an
experienced legal team. Complex legal and safety issues may be
involved. If you, a friend, or loved one are hurt by a drug,
prescription error, or unsafe medicine, you should take immediate steps to
protect your or their interest. Do not compromise your rights by
making statements to the press, insurance investigators, potential
defendants, their representatives, and do not sign anything. Safely
secure the medication in question and all related documents. Consider
the suggestions in our accident guide, and call us immediately. We
are here to help. At Larry King, P.C., we recognize the unique issues
pertaining to your claim. You can call us at (757) 595-8100
or e-mail seven days a week, 24 hours
a day, everyday of the year. We also offer a free legal-infoline
service, and you can now contact us on this web site by using the
Personal Injury Contact form. We are committed to doing the extra
things it takes to help our clients.