Many people in Los Angeles visit drugstores every day to pick up prescription medications. You count on the pharmacist in the store to give you the correct medication. Unfortunately, sometimes drugstore pharmacists do not uphold their duty of care, resulting in drugstore negligence.
You may be entitled to compensation if you were hurt by a medication error in Los Angeles. Reach out to a drugstore negligence lawyer in Los Angeles right away in this situation. You can easily reach the professionals at the Simmrin Law Group by calling (310) 997-4688.
Statistics for Medication Errors in the U.S.
Medication errors are serious mistakes that can result in dire health conditions. These accidents are unfortunately common around the U.S. In fact, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), around 1.5 million people are hurt by medication errors on a yearly basis.
Sometimes, these medication errors result in relatively minor health concerns. In other cases, you may need to go to the hospital for immediate treatment. Sometimes, medication errors can even result in a death. The Simmrin Law Group can help you recover after an act of drugstore negligence.
Causes of Drugstore Negligence in Los Angeles
Medication errors from a drugstore pharmacist can occur for a number of different reasons. In many cases, pharmacists make errors if they:
- Dispense the wrong medication
- Dispense medication at the wrong dosage
- Do not inform patients of medication side effects
Medication errors can take place if doctors and drugstore pharmacists do not consider how a new medication will interact with medications already taken by the patient. Accidents also take place because many drugs have similar names or even look alike.
Regardless of the causes of a medication error, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries caused if you take the wrong medicine. A medical malpractice lawyer in Los Angeles can help you in this situation. Call (310) 997-4688 to learn more.
Medical Malpractice and Drugstore Negligence in California
As we mentioned, drugstore negligence is generally considered an act of medical malpractice in Los Angeles. This is because pharmacists are considered medical professionals. All pharmacists have a duty of care to provide reasonable levels of care to their patients.
A pharmacist fails to uphold their standard of care if they make an error when dispensing medication. You will have three years to file a medical malpractice claim against a drugstore pharmacist in most cases. However, if you do not realize you were hurt by drugstore negligence for a lengthy period of time, the statute of limitations may be extended for you.
Note that, in order to successfully resolve a medical malpractice claim, your lawyer will need to show that:
- The pharmacist owed you a duty of care
- The pharmacist violated that duty
- This violation resulted in injuries
- You required medical care for your injuries
Allow the team at the Simmrin Law Group to help you get full compensation for injuries caused by drugstore negligence in Los Angeles right now.
Possible Compensation for Los Angeles Drugstore Negligence Cases
A medical malpractice lawyer in Los Angeles can take steps to bring you full compensation after you are hurt through an act of drugstore negligence. The team at the Simmrin Law Group can go over your medical records to work to bring you damages for your:
- Emergency medical care
- Costs for new medications
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
You may also be entitled to damages to cover time you lost at work during your recovery. Note that California caps the funds you can receive in medical malpractice cases. You can review the possibilities for your compensation today with the team at the Simmrin Law Group.
We may be able to settle your drugstore negligence claim outside of the court system. Generally, claims are settled with the insurance company that represents the drug store. These companies sometimes refuse to treat you fairly after a medication error. In this situation, you can count on us to stand up for you in court as we work to bring you a verdict in your favor.
Contact a Los Angeles Drugstore Negligence Lawyer
The Simmrin Law Group can provide you with legal support if you were injured due to drugstore negligence. We are prepared to begin working on a medical malpractice claim for you right now. Find out more about how we can help by reaching out to our drugstore negligence lawyers in Los Angeles for a FREE consultation.
Take proactive steps to get compensation by calling (310) 997-4688 or completing our online contact form.