5 Ways You Can Protect Yourself From A Pharmacy Error
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:
- Open the bag before you leave the pharmacy and make sure you were given what was prescribed by your doctor.
- Read the label carefully. Make sure you understand all of the instructions on how to take the medication before leaving.
- Look at the medication. If it is a refill, does it look like your previous prescription?
- Ask for printed information and if you need more questions answered from the pharmacist, do not leave until you get it.
- 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.