People generally take prescription drugs to get better. In other words, when you are prescribed medicine by a doctor, you expect that the medication he or she has recommended you take will help treat a specific impairment or condition and related symptoms. When a prescription drug doesn't work as expected, it can cause substantial anger and frustration. Unfortunately, it can also result in serious physical and psychological injury. A person who suffers such an injury has the right to hold those responsible legally accountable, whether it is a faulty drug maker, a doctor who prescribed the wrong drug, or a pharmacy that botched filling the prescription.
Identifying the responsible parties and establishing their legal liability for any damages caused can be complicated. That's why a person who has been injured as a result of taking prescription drugs should seek the counsel of a qualified personal injury attorney. At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our Cape Cod pharmacy negligence lawyers have been representing clients throughout the state in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including those related to injuries caused by prescription medication, since 1994. We are well-versed in the legal issues that often arise in these cases, and we are dedicated to helping our clients obtain the financial recovery they deserve.Types of Pharmacy Negligence
There are a number of ways in which a pharmacy may be negligent in filling a prescription. They include:
- Supplying the wrong drug
- Listing the wrong dosage on a label
- Providing incorrect instructions on how to take the medication
These mistakes can lead to an overdose or adverse reaction, resulting in serious injury and even death. If you've had a prescription improperly filled by a pharmacist or assistant at a drug store, supermarket, or any other place that dispenses medication (mail service, big box store, etc.), it is imperative that you contact a lawyer to consider your rights. Although the pharmacy will often ask you to return the medication after you discover a mistake, you should not do so until you discuss the matter with an attorney.How We Can Help You
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III, our lawyers are committed to your safety and well being along with your swift recovery from any pharmacy negligence injuries. Mistakes in filling medication orders are often the result of professionals simply being unable to handle large volumes of orders. We have significant experience exposing pharmacies that value profit over customer safety, and we are well prepared to seek compensation from other responsible parties, like doctors and drug companies.
If you or a family member has been harmed due to pharmacy negligence, call the Massachusetts personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of John C. Manoog III. We have been representing injured victims in the Cape Cod area and beyond for over 20 years. Our experienced lawyers are available to evaluate your case in a free initial consultation, and we offer night, weekend, and offsite appointments to meet your scheduling needs. Call us at 888.262.6664 or contact us online. Nós Falamos Português.