It is widely reported that over 1 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 which you are due compensation. Some pharmacy errors can result in devastating consequences, such as further complications of your medical condition, overdose, and sometimes even death.
You could have been given another patient’s prescription, the prescription bottle could have had your name on it, but the wrong medication is inside it, or the pharmacy may have failed to identify dangerous drug interactions with other medications you are receiving from them. The pharmacy may also have failed to identify drug allergies which they are aware that you have when filling your prescription, provided wrong dosage instructions, failed to confirm with your doctor about an unclear or confusing prescription, or they may have filled your prescription with another similarly named medicine.
Compensation for Victims of Pharmacy Error
If you have been the victim of a pharmacy error, you may be owed compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, lost income, and physical or mental impairment. You may have suffered a fall or an accident while suffering from the effects of taking the wrong medication given to you. Or, you may have gone through hours of vomiting, headaches, nausea, sleeplessness or diarrhea. 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.
Tampa Pharmacy Error Attorney
When choosing an attorney to pursue a pharmacy error claim, consider Distasio Law Firm. Contact us today for a free consultation where we will review your claim and prepare a plan of action for your case. Our team of medical expert case reviewers will take every step necessary to make sure that you are afforded the care you deserve throughout any legal action we pursue for you. We have won many verdicts for clients in Florida. Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer Scott Distasio has over 20 years of experience successfully representing injured clients throughout the state of Florida.
Seeking a Pharmacy Negligence Attorney in Tampa? Call 813-259-0022 Today!
The Distasio Law Firm Difference
How do you know if you have hired the best Tampa pharmacy malpractice lawyer? The simplest way to know is to find a lawyer that has all the below characteristics.
- Knowledge and Experience Handling Pharmacy Malpractice Cases
Your lawyer should not only know Florida pharmacy malpractice law. That lawyer should also have years of experience handling pharmacy mistake cases. Scott Distasio has been handling medication error 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.