The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III is dedicated to fighting for Massachusetts residents who have been injured by prescription drug errors and other incidents of medical malpractice. Our Cape Cod pharmacy negligence lawyers have over 146 years of combined legal experience, which helps us develop strategies that are tailored to each client’s situation as we assert their right to compensation for their injuries. We work tirelessly to investigate cases, negotiate favorable settlement deals when appropriate, and are always ready to take a case through the litigation process all the way to trial if this is needed. Explore our track record of success in personal injury cases to see the basis for our strong reputation.
Prescription drugs are often a key part of the pain management and healing process for people who have been hurt in an accident or are dealing with an ongoing illness or condition. Sometimes, however, they do more harm than good. For example, medication unfortunately may come with faulty dosage instructions or other inaccurate information about how it should be used. In other instances, a pharmacist may provide the wrong medication altogether while labeling it as the appropriate medication for the patient. Providing incorrect instructions or labels often leads to complications that may cause serious injuries and even death.Bringing a Personal Injury Claim Based on Incorrect Instructions or Labels
A person injured because a pharmacy provided incorrect information regarding the use of a drug or the contents of a bottle has a right to seek compensation from the parties that were responsible. State and federal laws hold pharmacists and prescription drug professionals to a high standard of care, based on their specialized training and experience in the industry, as well as a patient’s lack of knowledge in this area. When a pharmacy provides drugs with inadequate instructions, or if it provides the wrong medication while labeling it as the correct medication, it is likely to be held responsible for any injuries that result.
To prove negligence in these cases, the victim usually needs to show that the person or entity being sued (the defendant) breached the applicable duty of care by providing inadequate, incomplete, or inaccurate information. The victim also must try to prove that the faulty instructions or label directly caused them to be hurt or exacerbated their pre-existing illness or injury. This process often requires detailed medical evidence and expert testimony describing the faulty instructions and showing precisely how they contributed to the victim’s harm.
The compensation available in these cases typically includes damages for related medical costs and missed wages due to time away from a job. It may also provide money for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other forms of harm that may be more subjective.Consult an Experienced Cape Cod Lawyer for a Pharmacy Negligence Claim
We have been representing injured individuals in pharmacy negligence and other cases since 1994. Our Cape Cod pharmacy negligence attorneys understand the pain and stress that these situations may cause for both the injured person and their family. We are committed to guiding clients through the legal process and pursuing the full compensation that they deserve. Our attorneys provide free case evaluations at offices in Hyannis and Plymouth, or in your home or hospital room as needed. We do not charge a fee in most cases unless we obtain compensation for you. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online if you need a pharmacy negligence or medical malpractice attorney. Nós Falamos Português.