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Pharmacy Malpractice

Atlanta Pharmacy Malpractice & Medication Error Attorneys

If you are a victim of pharmacy malpractice in Atlanta, GA, our experienced attorneys can help. Filing a claim against a pharmacist or pharmacy can be complicated and challenging without proper legal guidance. Haug Barron Law Group specializes in representing victims of pharmacy malpractice in Atlanta, Georgia, and holding negligent medical professionals accountable.

The number of improperly filled prescriptions continues to increase each year, with an estimated 4.38 billion retail prescriptions filled in the United States in 2019. Tragically, between 7,000 and 9,000 people die each year due to medication errors, and hundreds of thousands of patients experience adverse reactions or complications. The annual cost of treating patients with medication-associated errors exceeds $40 billion.

How Pharmacy Malpractice Occurs

Pharmacy malpractice can be prevented when doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians perform their jobs with diligence and accuracy. However, when they fail to do so, they must be held responsible.

Common causes of pharmacy malpractice include:

  • Heavy workloads
  • Constant distractions from phones and customers
  • Poor penmanship by physicians
  • Insufficient technical assistance

A study conducted in 2013 identified many errors as incorrect drugs being dispensed, wrong dosages, or incorrect directions given. Patients should act as their healthcare advocates and verify their prescriptions and medication labels before taking any medication. If an error is discovered, patients should contact the pharmacy and their healthcare provider immediately.

Pharmacists, pharmacist aids, and clerical co-workers can potentially be held liable for incorrectly filling a prescription that results in injury or death.

Contact Us Today

If you suspect you have suffered an injury or complications due to pharmacy malpractice, contact our Atlanta medication error attorneys today. Call our office at 1-844-428-4529 or reach out to us online. Our dedicated attorneys will fight for your rights and ensure you receive the dignity, respect, and favorable outcome you deserve.