Pharmacy Error and Mislabeling
Pharmacy error is the cause of thousands of deaths each year in the United States and countless injuries. The exact number of injuries is unknown because many people fail to even report certain injuries if they feel that they were not significant enough to warrant doing so. The responsibility for these deaths and injuries usually lies with a pharmacist or pharmacy technician. One of the ways in which injury and death occur is by mislabeled medicine.
Negligent pharmacists can bring devastation to the lives of many. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by pharmacy error, contact the Des Moines pharmacy error attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 to find out about your various lawsuit options with an experienced attorney.
Types of Mislabeling
There are a number of ways in which a pharmacist or pharmacy technician can mislabel medications including:
- Placing the label of one medication on a completely different medication on accident.
- Mistyping things on the label such as dosage amount or the course duration on the medication.
- Typing in the wrong medication name on a drug bottle. When this happens, the correct information regarding drug interactions or deadly side effects can not be detected.
Mislabeling a drug is a serious offense and pharmacists should be held responsible for such egregious actions.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a negligent pharmacist who mislabeled a medication, contact the Des Moines pharmacy error attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600.