Connecticut Sees Hundreds Of Prescription Errors Annually

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 by | Posted In: Hospital Negligence, Medical Malpractice

When talking Connecticut medical malpractice, we often think of a surgical error or a failure to diagnose a condition. But medical malpractice can happen when a pharmacist dispenses an incorrect dosage or an incorrect delivery method.

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Drug Control Division receives these types of complaints from the public. Two hundred to three hundred complaints are filed each year and after DCP investigations, 78% are found to in fact have been incorrect prescription dispenses.

In the cases where the DCP finds an incorrect drug was dispensed, the pharmacist typically pays a fine to the state of anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars. There are instances when these errors cause significant, permanent injury, including death. In those cases, the experienced attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan might be able to help. Our Connecticut medical malpractice team will begin an immediate and legal investigation into your case.

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