Prescription Dispensing Errors
As the pharmaceutical industry grows, so do the number of prescriptions called into pharmacies. With potentially hundreds of prescriptions to fill each day, a pharmacist may make a potentially dangerous mistake. It is estimated that dispensing errors cause approximately 1.3 million people in the United States to suffer injuries every year, resulting in 100,000 deaths.
If you have suffered from a pharmaceutical error such as a dispensing mistake or a defective drug, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Recently, hundreds of women in the US have suffered from the drospirenone-containing oral contraceptive Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella. If you or a member of your family is among them, contact the Yaz side effect attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187.
Potential Dispensing Errors
In many pharmacies, only one pharmacist is on duty all day. During his or her 12 hour shift, he or she may have to fill upwards of 500 prescriptions – over 41 prescriptions per hour. With this kind of volume, it is no surprise that dispensing errors occur. Some common dispensing errors include:
- Incorrect medication
- Incorrect dosage
- Failure to identify interactions with other drugs
- Time delay
- Incorrect usage directions
While prescription medications are intended to help patients’ health, a dispensing error can cause serious injury or even death. These effects can be compounded if a prescription drug has dangerous and unexpected side effects.
If you have been the victim of a prescription dispensing error or a defective medication, such as the birth control pill Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your losses. Contact the Yaz side effect lawyers of Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187 to schedule a free initial consultation.