Failure to Account for Medical History
When a person goes to the pharmacy to fill a prescription, the pharmacist will typically ask the person questions regarding his or her medical history to determine if there are any risks associated with taking the prescribed medicine. Additionally, pharmacists will typically warn a person of any known interaction between multiple prescriptions. When a pharmacist fails to properly account for a person’s medical history prior to disbursing a medication, however, it can result in significant, and in some cases permanent, harm. If you sustained harm due to your pharmacist’s failure to account for your medical history prior to giving you a medication, a knowledgeable Cape Cod pharmacy negligence lawyer can determine what claims you may be able to set forth in pursuit of compensation. Jointly, the experienced attorneys of the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, have helped injured victims seek to recoup damages for more than 150 years. We will vigorously pursue any compensation you may be owed due to your pharmacist's negligence. Our knowledge and skill in handling personal injury claims have enabled us to recover multiple multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.Harm Caused When a Pharmacist Fails to Account for Medical History
There are numerous issues that can arise when a pharmacist fails to account for a person’s medical history prior to filling a prescription. For example, there may be an interaction between the newly prescribed medication and any medications or supplements the person is already taking, and the failure to identify and address any interactions can cause damaging side effects. Additionally, a person may have an allergy to certain medications, or have a condition such as hypertension or a heart condition, that can make it harmful for the person to take the medication he or she is prescribed.
If your health was impaired due to your pharmacist’s failure to account for your medical history, you may be owed compensation for your harm. Specifically, you may be able to recoup the cost of any medical care you needed to treat the harm caused by your pharmacist's negligence, and the cost of any care you may need in the future. If you could not work because of your impaired health, you may be able to recover damages for your loss of earning capacity as well. Additionally, you may not only be able to recover compensation for the economic harm you sustained, but you may be owed damages for your pain and suffering as well. A skilled pharmacy negligence lawyer can advise you of the full extent of damages you may be able to pursue.Proving Your Pharmacist Should be Held Liable for Your Harm
In cases in which someone suffers harm due to a pharmacist’s failure to account for the person’s medical history prior to filling a prescription, the victim can file a lawsuit asserting a negligence claim. Under Massachusetts law, a plaintiff alleging that he or she was harmed by the defendant's negligence must show that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care and that the defendant’s acts or omissions constituted a breach of the duty owed. The plaintiff must also show that the breach proximately caused him or her to sustain actual damages. In other words, the plaintiff must prove he or she would not have been harmed absent the breach. Because the duties imposed on pharmacists are beyond the comprehension of the average person, in most pharmacy negligence cases it is necessary to retain an expert to explain how the pharmacist’s acts constituted a breach of the duties owed.Pharmacy Negligence Lawyers Serving Cape Cod
People rely on pharmacists to provide medication in a safe and appropriate manner, and when a person is harmed by a pharmacist’s failure to account for a person’s medical history, the pharmacist should be held responsible. The seasoned injury attorneys of the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, have historically been successful in helping those who have been harmed or who have lost loved ones due to negligence recover damages, included numerous verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars. We assist parties in Cape Cod, and are available to meet with clients in Hyannis and Plymouth. We can be reached at 888-262-6664 or through the form online to set up a meeting. Nós Falamos Português.