It is widely reported that over one-million individuals per year in the United States have been the victim of some sort of pharmacy error. If you believe that your pharmacist has made an error in filling or dispensing your prescription medicine, you may have a claim for compensation. A Tampa pharmacy malpractice lawyer can help.
Pharmacists are regulated in Florida, and they must uphold the highest standards. When a pharmacist makes a mistake that never should have happened, they may be liable for your damages. An attorney who specializes in pharmacy malpractice will hold the at-fault party liable, which will in turn force them to uphold a higher standard of care.
How Medication Errors Occur
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Can a Lawyer Help You Sue a Pharmacy for Negligence in Florida?
Like any other medical professional, a pharmacist owes a duty of care to the patients they distribute medications to. The following are some of the ways a pharmacist’s carelessness or mistake could seriously harm a patient:
- Giving you the wrong medication
- Giving you the wrong patient’s medication
- Putting the wrong medication in the bottle
- Telling you to take the wrong dosage
- Giving contraindicated medications
- Failing to take your medical history into account
- Failing to identify drug allergies
- Failing to screen for dangerous drug interactions
- Failing to confirm an unclear prescription with your doctor
A pharmacist’s error can cause you to end up with hospital bills, missed work, and other damages. When this happens, your best option may be to ask a pharmacy negligence lawyer in Tampa to help you file a claim.
How Medication Errors Can Be Prevented
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When Should You Contact a Lawyer for Pharmacy Malpractice?
In Florida, there is a two year statute of limitations for pharmacy malpractice claims. However, in certain circumstances this may be extended, such as in the case of a patient who didn’t discover their injury within the timeframe. An exception may also be made if the injured party was a minor at the time the pharmacy mistake was made.
There is no guarantee that anyone will get an extension beyond the standard two years, no matter what the circumstances. That’s why it’s important to contact a medical malpractice lawyer who specializes in pharmacy malpractice as soon as possible.
What Does it Cost to Hire a Pharmacy Malpractice Lawyer?
Our Tampa pharmacy malpractice attorneys represent our clients without any fees up front. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we receive our compensation at your case’s conclusion. This could be when we reach a settlement or when we win in court. If your case doesn’t settle, you don’t pay. We’ll go over our fees and explain what you can expect.
Why Working on a Contingency Basis Helps
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What Compensation Is Available for Victims of Pharmacy Error?
Pharmacist mistakes can cause the victims tremendous harm, and they can lead to other injuries such as suffering a fall or an accident while you’re experiencing the effects of a medication error. The following are some of the damages your lawyer may be able to recover as compensation after pharmacy malpractice:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairment
- Mental impairment
- Any other damages that are related to the mistake
Even if you do not believe pursuing a claim would be worthwhile, reporting these mistakes can help possible future victims. Reporting an error makes the pharmacies aware of the mistakes, and helps to decrease similar future errors. Even seemingly minor claims for temporary discomfort can result in a large settlement or verdict.
Do I Need a Pharmacy Malpractice Lawyer to Handle My Claim?
When you file a claim against a pharmacy, in most cases you will be going up against a corporation. This means negotiating with corporate lawyers and insurers who have the resources to drag your case out for a long time, hoping you’ll give up and settle for less.
Scott Distasio is not afraid to take the big corporations on to see that justice is served. Mr. Distasio is a board certified trial attorney, and the insurance companies know this carries a lot of weight. Choosing him to represent your case means showing the defendants that you are serious about pursuing compensation and won’t be tricked into accepting less.
Lawyers with Experience Handling Pharmacy Malpractice Cases
Your lawyer should know Florida pharmacy malpractice law and also have years of experience handling pharmacy mistake cases. Tampa pharmacy malpractice attorney Scott Distasio has been handling medication error cases for more than 27 years. His years of experience investigating, negotiating, settling, filing lawsuits, taking depositions, and going to trial will absolutely make a difference in your case.We have won many verdicts for clients in Florida. Do not hesitate to contact the Distasio Firm for a free, confidential, and no-obligation consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.