There is a standard of care you expect your doctor to follow when writing a prescription, and this standard follows all the way over to your pharmacy, where they fill it. Whether it’s a one-time thing or a regular prescription, the duty of your pharmacist is to ensure you have the correct medication and that it has not been spoiled, misplaced, or incorrectly filled. Failure to do so can lead to severe medical consequences and leave the victim with long-lasting side effects, piles of medical bills, and more.
When faced with a pharmacy error, it’s vital you reach out to a compassionate and knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney, like one at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers. Our team is ready to listen to your story with open ears and then fight tooth and nail to get you the compensation you deserve for your pharmacy’s negligent actions. Don’t wait another minute and call 617-391-9001 or fill out our contact form to speak to a Massachusetts pharmacy error attorney today.
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Receiving the incorrect prescription can lead to not only a variety of physical ailments but emotional ones as well. Common side effects of the incorrect dosage or exposure to an unknown medication can include depression and anxiety. When you are looking to receive appropriate damages for your Massachusetts’ pharmacy error, it’s imperative you reach out to an attorney. While you can file a claim on your own, be aware that the insurance companies are not on your side. They will fight to give you the smallest settlement possible, which likely won’t cover the bills you have been left with.
Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers will demonstrate your need for both economic and non-economic damages, meaning your settlement will include compensation for all of the following:
Massachusetts currently caps noneconomic damages at $500,000.
When you partner with Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, you are partnering with a firm that will handle the hard part while you focus on resting and recovering with friends and family. This can include, but is not limited to, the following:
In order to receive damages, you must first establish negligence on behalf of the pharmacy. Was it the pharmacist’s fault? The doctors? Was your medication left out too long and became toxic? Using evidence, your attorney will establish liability based on the four components of negligence: standard of care, breach of care, causation, and damages.
By demonstrating your pharmacy directly breached their owed duty of care by committing a reckless error, and this error resulted in your injury, the pharmacy can be found negligent and sued for damages.
When you file a claim without the assistance of a Massachusetts pharmacy error lawyer, you are looking at many options to mess up and not adhere to the many rules and regulations placed over medical malpractice claims. With extensive knowledge of what to file and when to do so, your attorney will ensure you are following Massachusetts’ current statute of limitations for filing personal injury claims, which is three years from the cause of injury.
A prescription error can be hard to identify, especially if your pharmaceutical drugs have been incorrectly labeled. Occasionally side effects can take months and even years to fully present themselves. In cases like this, your attorney can help you properly establish a date of causation and help file the appropriate paperwork.
To fully demonstrate negligence, you will first need evidence. Medical malpractice evidence is a little different from evidence for a car crash. Photographs can be good proof of injury, though it’s possible not all of your injuries are visible to the naked eye. Your attorney can help establish medical records and have the necessary expert testimony and examinations conducted in order to demonstrate you were given the wrong prescription.
Medical experts will be brought in to talk through your medical history and detail the specific effects of the incorrect dosage.
Our medical malpractice attorneys have recovered millions in compensation for our clients. We know that sometimes the only way to truly start fresh is through financial compensation and that’s why we fight so hard. Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers have over 45 years of combined experience and would love to use it to directly help you win your case. Our team includes award-winning attorneys, like Super Lawyer and co-managing partner J. Tucker Merrigan.
To see how we can best help you get the justice and financial compensation you deserve, call our office at 617-391-9001 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation with a Massachusetts pharmacy error lawyer.
Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP is a highly successful personal injury law firm serving Massachusetts since 2011.
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