5 Ways You Can Protect Yourself From A Pharmacy Error

Saturday, August 11th, 2018 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice
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Medication errors are when a patient takes the medication improperly (doses too close together, wrong time, wrong medication) or a pharmacist dispensed the incorrect medication. If a pharmacist dispenses medication at a dose that was not prescribed by a doctor, and resulted in a significant, permanent injury this may be considered Connecticut medical malpractice.

The following are some tips on how you can stay safe when taking prescription medication:

  1. Open the bag before you leave the pharmacy and make sure you were given what was prescribed by your doctor.
  2. Read the label carefully. Make sure you understand all of the instructions on how to take the medication before leaving.
  3. Look at the medication. If it is a refill, does it look like your previous prescription?
  4. Ask for printed information and if you need more questions answered from the pharmacist, do not leave until you get it.
  5. Do not sign too quickly. By signing for your medication, you are signing that you received everything you need. Make sure you do before signing.

If you or a loved one was dispensed the incorrect medication and it caused a significant, permanent injury, contact our firm immediately. Our Connecticut medical malpractice team will begin an immediate investigation into your case.

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