A Wesley Chapel pharmacy malpractice lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you with your case if you suffered injuries because of a pharmacy error or related medication mistake. We know how difficult it can be to overcome the pain, suffering, and injuries you endured because of a medication error or adverse event that should never have occurred. We can help you understand your rights and what you can do.
Call Distasio Law Firm at (813) 259-0022 for your complimentary consultation with our team. We may be able to represent you based on contingency and fight to secure a financial recovery for you and your family.
Understanding Pharmaceutical Malpractice and the Resulting Injuries
If a Wesley Chapel pharmacist or pharmacy staff member makes a careless mistake and the person taking the medication suffers injuries as a result, an insurance claim or malpractice lawsuit may be possible.
Pharmaceutical malpractice is often the result of negligence. This negligence can include a pharmacist or another professional stepping outside the normal prescription preparation process or failing to follow safety protocols that are meant to protect people who take medications.
Pharmaceutical negligence can occur in several ways, such as dispensing:
- The wrong drug
- An incorrect dose of a drug
- A defective drug
- A drug to someone with a known allergy
- Multiple drugs with known interactions
In any of these cases, the victim can suffer adverse reactions from the medication, injuries from an overdose or other medication error, interactions between medications, or an advance of the illness or injury the medication was meant to treat.
According to a literature review published by StatPearls Publishing, between 7,000 and 9,000 people in the United States die each year because they suffer a medication error or adverse drug event. Many more patients suffer injuries or have a relatively minor adverse reaction. Medication errors often go unreported, so it is difficult to know the exact number of people affected. The review claims there are likely more than 7 million patients affected by medication errors annually.
The review also lists several common ways drug errors occur. This includes:
- Failure to clearly communicate about the order
- Poor handwriting or difficulty reading a prescription
- Errors related to a drop-down menu in a computer system
- Mixing up similarly named drugs
- Mixing up similarly packaged medications
- Errors related to dosing units or weights
If our team at Distasio Law Firm believes we can help you with your case, we will provide the financial support necessary to investigate and determine what happened. Our firm will work to develop your claim and pursue justice on your behalf. We represent our clients with no upfront payments from them—our attorney fees come from the compensation recovered.
You can reach Distasio Law Firm today for free by calling (813) 259-0022. A team member is available to speak with you now. Let us evaluate your case and discuss your injuries and prognosis with you today.
How Distasio Law Firm Helps Pharmacy Malpractice Victims in Wesley Chapel
Distasio Law Firm wants you to know that there may be something you can do to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable for their negligent actions. A Wesley Chapel pharmacy malpractice lawyer from our firm may be able to represent you through an insurance claim, seeking compensation based on your injuries and damages. This could include pain and suffering, bills related to a worsening of your initial condition, lost income, and more.
Our team puts our clients first and fights to protect their rights from insurance companies, pharmacies, hospitals, and others who may want to reduce the value of their cases. If we represent you, we will handle every step of the claims process, and you will not ever feel like you are alone during this time.
Our empathetic team will ensure you know what to expect and provide answers to any questions you have. If necessary, we will take your pharmacy malpractice case to court to hold the liable party responsible for your damages.
We also represent families who lost a loved one because of a medication error. Your family may be able to recover compensation as outlined in Florida Statutes §768.21 based on your loved one’s wrongful death. This could include a payout for the decedent’s spouse, children, parents, and other eligible parties.
To learn more about how Distasio Law Firm represents pharmacy malpractice victims in Wesley Chapel, call (813) 259-0022 today. We will assess your case at no cost to you and help you decide the best option for your family’s future.
Statute of Limitations on Pharmacy Malpractice Lawsuits
Under Florida Statutes §95.11, pharmacy malpractice has a statute of limitations of two years in most cases. This time limit applies to both injuries and deaths that occur because of a medication error.
We recommend calling Distasio Law Firm as soon as you learn about your injuries and their link to a medication error or pharmacist negligence. We can assess your options and determine how to help you hold the responsible parties accountable.
Talk to a Team Member from Distasio Law Firm About Your Injury
A Wesley Chapel pharmacy malpractice lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to help you hold those responsible for your medication injuries accountable. Our team members know how to determine who caused a medication error and evaluate the strength of your case. You can call our team today for a complimentary evaluation. We want to discuss your case with you to see if we can help you hold the pharmacist or another party responsible for you.
You can reach Distasio Law Firm now by dialing (813) 259-0022. Our initial case reviews are free for victims of pharmacy malpractice in Wesley Chapel.