When your doctor prescribes a medication, you have every right to assume that medication is right for your needs. Unfortunately, a lot can go wrong between the doctor’s office and the pharmacy. Mistakes made at pharmacies are not uncommon. When it happens to you, you need an attorney who knows what to do.
David Van Sant is an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney who works with the victims of medical malpractice, including those who have been harmed by receiving the wrong medication or the wrong dose from a pharmacy.
More than a million mistakes are reportedly made at U.S. pharmacies every year. These mistakes can be deadly. In fact, there are more than 100,000 people killed each year due to medication errors, which makes it the sixth most common cause of death in the country.
Common errors at pharmacies include:
Filling the prescription with the wrong dosage
Filling the prescription with the wrong medication
Providing the wrong usage directions
Allowing a technician to perform the work of a pharmacist
Failure to check for potential drug interactions
Failure to adequately counsel the patient
If you or someone you love has been the victim of any of these types of pharmacy errors, and injuries have been the result, you need an attorney to help. David Van Sant will work with you to ensure that you get the resolution you need to ensure that medical bills, lost wages, and legal fees and expenses are covered.
Contact the Law Offices of David Van Sant for more information on medication injury cases.