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According to the nationalacademies.org, medication errors harm at least 1.5 million people every year. The costs of treating injuries from medication errors in hospitals alone have been estimated to be at least $3.5 billion dollars a year. This amount does not include other factors that can disrupt or destroy lives such as pain and suffering, disability, medical expenses, and lost wages.
The nationalacademies.org also mentions, it is estimated that there is at least one medication error per hospital per day. Approximately 7,000 deaths and 400,000 preventable drug-related injuries occur each year in hospitals alone. Medicare recipients in outpatient clinics alone are victims of roughly 530,000 medication errors each year.
Most pharmacy prescription errors will not be serious, but for some, the damage will be tremendous, resulting in permanent injury or death. Pharmacy errors due to negligence can occur in hospital pharmacies, chain pharmacies, and local neighborhood pharmacies.
Types of pharmacy errors include:
The negative consequences include:
Notable Misfilled Cases:
We represent those who have suffered due to pharmacy errors caused by negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured from a misfilled prescription, please schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation by calling Lewis & Feldman, LLC locally at 205-896-6410, toll-free at 888-705-3997 or complete our contact form. You can also email us at jon@LewisAndFeldman.com and dfeldman@LewisAndFeldman.com. We will listen to your case and go over your legal options and how we can help you. We will work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve. We’re the Alabama misfilled prescription attorneys who can help you receive the justice you deserve.