Misfills are the most common type of pharmacist error. Errors classified as ‘misfills’ include:
- Dispensing the wrong medication. When the wrong medication is prescribed, the patient may not only suffer from the detrimental effects of the incorrectly administered medication, but he or she could also suffer damages from lack of the proper medication.
- Dispensing the wrong dosage of the right medication. When doses are incorrect, patients might suffer from either an overdose or insufficient medication.
- Mislabeling the prescription with incorrect information. When medication is mislabeled, it can create confusion and dangerous interactions if the patient seeks medical attention while using the drug.
Any of these errors can lead to serious injury and even death for the patient.
If you or a loved one was injured as a result of a prescription “misfill,” contact our offices today for your free, personal consultation. We will help you sort through your case and determine whether you have a claim for pharmacist malpractice.
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