Pharmacists are trained to dispense medications and have highly specialized education that requires knowing how to fill prescriptions correctly and how medications interact with one another and with other substances. Like all medical professionals, a Georgia pharmacist owes a duty of care to patients when filling a physician’s prescription and if that duty is breached and harm results, an injured patient can sue the pharmacist for malpractice. Whether a pharmacist is working in a local drug store or a hospital, the duty is the same.
Pharmacist malpractice occurs when the pharmacist fails to use the level of care or skill that is required in dispensing medication. When a patient is injured or dies because a pharmacist has committed malpractice, Georgia law allows the victim to recover damages and to be compensated for pain and suffering. Scholle Law represents victims of injury caused by pharmacist malpractice, and their families, in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia.
Tragically, when a pharmacist dispenses the wrong medication or the wrong dose, a patient can become seriously ill or even die. Among the errors that can occur in pharmacist malpractice are such mistakes as:
- Providing the wrong medication or the wrong dose of a medication
- Providing the wrong directions for taking the medication
- Dispensing the wrong medication
- Failing to check or warn of drug interactions
Although you might be very friendly with your local drug store pharmacist, if you become seriously ill after taking medication or if your loved one has a dangerous response to taking a drug and dies, it is important to protect yourself and your family by getting compensated for your injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one. A pharmacist can fail to perform his or her work properly and cause serious harm or tragically, death .
Charles Scholle represents victims of pharmacist malpractice, and their families, in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia. In a lawsuit, the pharmacist’s actions will be compared to and based upon the standard of care for pharmacists within our community. Our law firm is dedicated to ensuring that the litigation process is as stress free as possible for our clients.
PLEASE CONTACT OUR LAW FIRM FOR A FREE PHARMACIST MALPRACTICE LEGAL EVALUATION Toll–free 866-972-5287 or in Atlanta 770-717-5100
Charles Scholle litigates malpractice cases with skill and compassion and clients know that they can trust his ability and rely on him to communicate important progress in their case. As a top personal injury lawyer, with a reputation for and commitment to excellence in his law practice, he is highly skilled at building a solid malpractice case. This involves securing the evidence and the experts needed to best prosecute pharmacist malpractice actions on behalf of his clients.
Our law firm offers free initial consultations and legal evaluations for prospective clients. If you have suffered, or believe you have suffered, from pharmacist malpractice we can help. Charles Scholle will review your matter in detail and provide an evaluation free of charge and with no obligation.
To schedule your free consultation, please send the firm a message online or call toll–free at 866-972-5287 or in Atlanta at 770-717-5100.
We are located throughout the Atlanta area. Our main office is located in Gwinnett County and we serve clients from offices in Buckhead and the Perimeter, as well as throughout surrounding counties and within Georgia.