When a person goes to the pharmacy to fill a prescription the pharmacist will usually generate a label that details dosage instructions. The pharmacist will also review the dosage instructions with the person and explain how much of the medication the patient should take and how often the medication should be taken. Most people trust their pharmacists and will follow the instructions they are provided with; a feat that unfortunately can lead to great danger if the pharmacist happens to be wrong. Sometimes the medication error occurs because the doctor wrote the wrong information on the prescription. Other times, the doctor’s handwriting is simply too sloppy to legibly read. Pharmacy negligence could also be responsible for a medication mistake such as incorrect dosage instructions.
Hospital patients do not expect to receive incorrect doses of medication from the physicians and surgeons attending to them. Unfortunately, hospitals, doctors and nurses are all prone to making mistakes, and sometimes these errors take form in the way of incorrect dosage instructions. Every year, numerous people are injured from receiving and following wrong dosage instructions that were provided by a pharmacist, doctor, hospital, or nurse. People have suffered catastrophic injuries, permanent disabilities, and have even died from receiving incorrect dosage instructions.For these reasons, pharmacists, doctors, hospitals, and hospital nurses are expected to exercise great caution when prescribing, administering, and filling prescriptions. If a medical professional is involved in giving a patient the incorrect dosage and the person consuming the prescription becomes ill as a result, a Tampa wrong prescription drug dosage lawyer can hold the health care provider responsible for the person’s injuries.
If a medication error such as receiving incorrect dosage instructions led to serious injury or illness on your part, and the error was made by a doctor, pharmacist or pharmacy, it is in your best interest to speak with a well qualified Tampa wrong prescription drug dosage attorney as soon as possible. In some cases, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your serious injuries. Serious injuries from a prescription error should always be immediately followed by contacting an aggressive lawyer who can aid in your defense. You will want to work with an attorney who possesses the vast resources needed to build a strong case. Your lawyer should display extensive pharmaceutical liability experience and always be on your side. Finding the right legal professional to represent you is no easy feat; however, obtaining legal representation that has a thorough understanding of pharmacology and the adverse side effects that a prescription error can have on a person’s life could prove to be invaluable to your future health and well-being.
The Distasio Law Firm Difference
How do you know if you have hired the best wrong drug dosage lawyer in Tampa? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer that has all the below characteristics.
- Knowledge and Experience Handling Wrong Prescription Dosage Cases
Your lawyer should not only know prescription drugs & Florida pharmacy law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling wrong prescription drug dosage cases. Scott Distasio has been handling these cases for over 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.
- Independent Verification of the Lawyers Ability
All attorneys claim they know what they are doing. Their marketing materials may also be persuasive. But you will only know the truth about that lawyer if the lawyer is rated by respected independent non-biased rating systems. Scott Distasio has an “AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell law Directory. This is the highest rating an attorney can receive for both ability and ethics. Scott Distasio is also Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Trial law. To achieve this accomplishment a lawyer must have tried a minimum number of cases to a jury and pass a competency exam. Less than 1% of all Florida lawyers are Board Certified.
- Willingness and Ability to Go to Trial
Not all personal injury cases go to trial. The truth is most cases settle. But if your case does need to go to trial it’s important to hire a law firm that has the experience, resources and ability to try your case. Scott Distasio is a board certified civil trial lawyer. This gives him the right to call himself an expert trial lawyer.
A Tampa Wrong Prescription Drug Dosage Attorney Could Help You Seek Maximum Recovery for Your Injuries
If you are looking for a committed, unyielding Tampa wrong prescription drug dosage lawyer in Florida, contact the Distasio Law Firm today. Our team is dedicated to doing everything we can to help you obtain maximum recovery for your serious prescription error injuries.
Whether your injury/illness resulted from a wrongfully prescribed drug or it was the result of pharmacy negligence, a compassionate lawyer from our firm is here to help. We strive to provide each client with dependable and affordable legal counsel, and we will not rest until everything in our power has been done to legally protect your rights and well-being.