Pharmacies make more errors than most people think. About 1.5 million patients each year suffer from medication-dispensing mistakes due to human error and poor manufacturer labeling.
Four common errors include pharmacies filling prescriptions with the wrong medications, supplying incorrect dosages, applying incorrect medication-taking instructions, or failing to take into account drug interactions.
A pharmacy dispensed Matulane, a chemotherapy medication that obstructs cell growth, instead of Materna, a prenatal vitamin. The pregnant woman who took the incorrect medication suffered nausea and neurologic symptoms and then miscarried two months later. This case was settled prior to going to trial. If you or a loved one has experienced a pharmacy error, you have important legal rights. Call Scott Mullins & Company today for a free consultation.