Have You Suffered From a Pharmaceutical Error? Consider Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
Medical errors pose a pervasive and deadly problem to US citizens. They can occur in different forms, which include pharmaceutical mistakes. A John Hopkins study showed that over 250,000 American lives are lost annually as a result of medication errors. If you’ve suffered from a medical error, you may want to hire a personal injury attorney to help you file a claim.
Pharmacists have a duty to provide the appropriate medications to individuals with a prescription from their doctors. The failure to observe this duty often results in catastrophic consequences, ranging from severe reactions to death. Pharmaceutical technicians that are negligent when dispensing medication can have medical malpractice claims raised against them.
In that case, if you or your loved one has suffered bodily harm as a result of the negligent actions or inactions of a pharmacist, hiring a personal injury attorney can help ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Read on to discover what makes a successful pharmaceutical error claim.
Successful Pharmaceutical Error Claims
Most medical negligence claims require proof in several areas of concern. These include the existence of a duty of care, breach of that duty, causation of injury, and damages.
Specifically, duty refers to directives that require professionals to behave in a certain way for the benefit of the public. A pharmaceutical technician’s duties not only involve filling up prescriptions but also offering comprehensive drug regimen reviews and patient counseling.
Past that, a breach of the duty of care may occur in two distinct forms, malfeasance and nonfeasance. Malfeasance is when an activity is incomplete or executed incorrectly. On the other hand, nonfeasance refers to when an expected action is not performed. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you identify and prove if there was a breach in the duty of care.
Besides that, the causation of injury aspect in your claim focuses on ensuring that it’s proven beyond reasonable doubt that the negligence of the pharmacist is indeed the cause of your injuries and not any unrelated factors.
The damages element allows the court to compensate the plaintiff for their injury based on the medical reports and records.
If you or someone you know has fallen victim to the negligence of a pharmaceutical technician, consider hiring an experienced personal injury attorney from Robert J. Debry & Associates. Our lawyers have over 250 years of combined experience fighting for justice on behalf of personal injury victims, and we are here to fight for you. Call today for more information.