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Compensation for Pharmaceutical Negligence


Yesterday’s article regarding Pharmaceutical Negligence explained the risks to the millions of prescription medication users of injury and medical malpractice. Today, we’ll explain compensation that is available for Pharmaceutical Negligence claims.

Compensation Available

Injuries caused by pharmaceutical negligence are not only painful and frightening, but also can be expensive to treat. For that reason, injured parties who can prove pharmaceutical negligence can collect compensation for their losses. Liable parties could include a pharmacist who:

  • filled a prescription with the wrong type of medication or an incorrect dosage;
  • gave inaccurate medical advice during distribution;
  • attached the wrong prescription label to a bottle of medication;
  • failed to explain possible side effects to patients;
  • failed to recognize that a patient suffers from an allergy to certain medications; and
  • failed to record a patient’s current medications and drug history.

Those who are able to prove the negligence of pharmacies may be able to collect some or all of the following damages:

  • Past and future medical expenses.
  • Lost wages.
  • Loss of future income.
  • Property damage.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Emotional distress.
  • Disfigurement.
  • Physical impairment.

North Carolina Pharmaceutical Negligence Attorneys

Injuries from pharmaceutical negligence are often very expensive to treat, and can lead to numerous medical bills for the patient. Therefore, it’s important for the injured party to seek compensation from the pharmacy or pharmacist who is responsible.

If you or a loved one have become sick due to the negligence of a pharmacy or pharmacist, contacting an experienced attorney is of utmost importance. You and your family shouldn’t have to go through this situation alone, and should have an experienced attorney by your side.

Maginnis Howard’s lead personal injury attorney, T. Shawn Howard, is prepared to represent the interest of people who have been injured due to the negligence of a specific pharmacy & pharmacist. You can contact our attorneys by phone (919.526.0405) or by email through our contact page.