If you have been given the wrong medication by a doctor or pharmacist, you may have a claim for medical malpractice. Here are a few frequently asked questions related to prescription errors that may be helpful. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation.
Questions Related to Prescription Errors | Do I Have a Claim if My Doctor Gave Me the Wrong Prescription?
If a doctor prescribes the wrong medication or dosage, you may have a claim. If you never took the prescription or if no physical damages occurred, then you would end up spending money on experts and recover nothing. If you think a doctor has prescribed you the wrong medication or dosage, confront the doctor immediately. Your concern at this point is your health, not a malpractice suit.
Questions Related to Prescription Errors | Is the Pharmacist Required to Help Avoid Wrong Prescriptions?
The pharmacist that is filling your prescription has an obligation to fill it correctly and answer your questions. There is a check-off list that appears when you pick up your prescription. Your pharmacist can help you avoid any medication errors.
Questions Related to Prescription Errors | How Can I File a Medical Malpractice Claim in Florida?
In the State of Florida, you can’t jump right away into filing a medical malpractice suit. You have to go through a pre-suit process, during which time your attorney will gather all relevant medical records and send these to an expert for independent review. This expert will provide an affidavit, which your attorney will send via certified mail to the medical provider. That medical provider will have 90 days to consult with an attorney and malpractice carrier, and at the end of that period must either admit or deny the claim. If the medical provider denies your claim, your attorney will file a lawsuit.
Contact our experienced Tampa medical malpractice attorneys today if you or a loved one has been a victim of a prescription medication error by a pharmacist.