In any hospital, adverse drug events because of medication errors can cause:
Patients who suffer an adverse drug event as a result of a medication error in a hospital – whether related to pharmacy malpractice or not – are hospitalized for up to 12 days longer, compared to patients who suffer no drug interactions, according to a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
That increases the cost of hospitalization. In the most severe cases, some patients may die because of a medication error whether related to incorrect prescription or errors at the pharmacy.
There are two major types of pharmacist errors that occur: mechanical errors and judgment errors. Mechanical errors occur when there is a mistake in prescription processing and preparation:
Judgment errors occur when there is failure to use discretion in counseling:
There are a number of factors that could increase a person's risk of making a mistake or an error during prescription processing.
These factors include:
Any pharmacist malpractice claim in Cleveland can hold the pharmacist who filled out the prescription, the pharmacy where the error occurred, and/or the hospital or clinic where the pharmacy is located, liable for damages.
Persons, who have suffered an injury as a result of pharmacy errors, can recover compensation for:
If you have suffered an injury as a result of pharmacist malpractice or negligence, you may qualify for compensation. Call 877-864-9495 to speak with a Cleveland attorney at Ryan, LLP, or fill out our online evaluation form and we will contact you.