If you believe pharmacy negligence caused you to suffer an additional illness or preventable injury, you may be able to take legal action under Florida law. A Bradenton pharmacy malpractice lawyer from Distasio Law Firm can help you hold the pharmacist responsible for your injuries and other damages with enough evidence.
At Distasio Law Firm, our knowledgable injury attorneys will discuss your case with you for free. We can help you understand your rights and the steps to pursue a pharmacy malpractice case in Manatee County. Call today to speak with a member of our team.
How Pharmacy Malpractice Occurs in Bradenton
In Florida, the Florida Pharmacy Act outlines the rules for dispensing prescription medication. This includes information regarding pharmacy malpractice, or dispensing medications in a harmful way. These statutes are different from the ones that cover medical malpractice found in Florida Statute § 766.102.
Under the Florida Pharmacy Act, pharmacists must act in accordance with all reasonable standards. If they fail to do so, patients can hold them accountable for the damages that occur as a result of their negligence. Pharmacy malpractice can occur in a number of ways, including when a pharmacist:
- Dispenses the wrong drug
- Dispenses the incorrect dosage of a drug
- Gives incorrect instructions for taking the drug, such as too often or too much
- Fails to recognize a potential drug interaction.
- Fails to recognize another contraindication—a reason to withhold treatment due to harm it may cause
If you believe you suffered an injury, had a reaction, became sicker, or did not get well because of a dispensing error, our team can review your case for free for you today. If we believe you have a pharmacy malpractice case, you can count on us to dedicate the time and resources necessary to gather evidence and prove your case.
Our dedicated attorneys handle all Bradenton medication error cases based on contingent fees. You will not pay us anything until we recover financial damages for you. Call Distasio Law Firm now to discuss your case with one of our team members.
Distasio Law Firm Navigates the Claims Process for Clients
A pharmacy malpractice lawyer at our firm in Bradenton can be by your side throughout the claims process, from the time you hire us to help until you receive the settlement check from our team, if we can successfully recover compensation in your case. We are committed to our clients and putting their needs first every step of the way.
We will identify the liable party or parties, gather evidence to show what happened and how, call in experts to help us tie your injuries to the dispensing error, and build your case. Then, we will file a claim with the malpractice insurance provider or take your case to court to hold the pharmacist responsible for the damages you sustained.
A pharmacy dispensing error is not just a casual mistake. There are systems in place to prevent them, and a pharmacist is a highly trained professional who must exercise a reasonable amount of care while preparing medications for customers.
Proving Your Case and Recovering Damages
You may be able to reach a settlement with the pharmacist’s malpractice insurance provider. Alternately, you may need to file a civil case in a Manatee County court, naming the pharmacist and possibly the pharmacy as defendants.
In either event, we can build a case that documents your increased injury or illness, medical care needs, lost time at work, and other damages you suffered as a result of the defendant’s negligent dispensing of medication. This will provide a basis for our demand for fair compensation regarding your recoverable losses. A fair settlement or court award might include:
- Current and future medical treatment expenses.
- Current and future lost income and reduced earning ability.
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to your injuries and care.
- Pain and suffering.
- Mental anguish.
You may be able to pursue wrongful death as allowed under Florida Statute § 768.21, if you lost an immediate family member because of a pharmacy dispensing error.
The Statute of Limitations on Pharmacy Malpractice in Florida
Per Florida Statute § 95.11, there is a time limit on filing a pharmacy malpractice lawsuit in a Manatee County court. It is important to get started on your claim as soon as possible to ensure we meet this deadline if we need to take legal action in your case. We encourage you to contact one of our experienced attorneys in Bradenton today if you believe you are a victim of pharmacy negligence.
Our compassionate team members discuss these cases and the resulting injuries with victims, evaluating the evidence to determine if they can hold the pharmacist or pharmacy responsible. These consultations are free of charge, and there is no obligation to hire us even if we believe you have a case. You have nothing to lose by speaking with a member of our team.
Discuss Your Case With a Bradenton Pharmacy Malpractice Attorney
If your pharmacist acted carelessly when dispensing your medication, and it caused you to suffer additional injuries or illness, you deserve to collect compensation. A Bradenton pharmacy malpractice lawyer from Distasio Law Firm may be able to seek and secure compensation in your negligent dispensing case.
To learn if you qualify for damages, reach out to a member of our Manatee County team today for your free case review.