About Prescription Errors
Bakersfield Prescription Error Lawyer
A prescription error occurs when a patient does not receive the right prescription or receives the wrong dosage amount. This may occur as the result of an error or negligence on the part of a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or hospital. In some cases, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures or distributes the drug may be held accountable, although what party may be held liable will depend upon the particular case.
At Pacific Attorney Group, we handle prescription error cases throughout Bakersfield, including those stemming from
doctor errors, and
medical malpractice. If you would like to set up a complimentary consultation with a Bakersfield malpractice attorney at our offices, we will be happy to see how we can assist you. You can call us at 800-670-8142 or contact us online any time, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
How Prescription Errors Occur
Prescription errors occur when a doctor or any person involved in the prescribing, administering or dispensing of a prescription drug makes a mistake or fails to act with proper caution or care. For example:
- Writing down the wrong name of the drug
- Poor handwriting on the part of the doctor, misread by the pharmacist
- Accidentally prescribing the wrong drug
- Picking up the wrong drug off the shelf when filling a prescription
- Writing down or dispensing the wrong dosage amount
- Giving a patient the wrong instructions in regard to taking a prescription drug
Serious or even fatal complications may arise as a result of a prescription error. If you would like to get the professional help you need in filing a civil suit in the wake of your injury, an attorney at our firm may be able to help. We have more than 35 years of combined legal experience to apply to your case, along with the steadfast determination to act as an advocate for your rights as a patient.
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