Pharmacists have a responsibility to properly fill your prescription in Los Angeles. When they fail to uphold this responsibility, you could end up facing serious injuries. You could need expensive medical care to recover from a pharmacy misfill in California.
The team at the Simmrin Law Group can help you get compensation for your losses after you took an improperly filled prescription. A pharmacy misfills lawyer in Los Angeles can begin working on your case right now. Call (310) 997-4688 to get professional legal help in your corner.
Pharmacists Misfill Many Prescriptions Every Year
Pharmacy misfills occur with great frequency in the United States. There are around 1.5 million people given the wrong prescription every year around the country. These accidents occur for a number of different reasons. Sometimes, pharmacy misfills occur when a physician writes a prescription for the wrong medication
However, pharmacists are often responsible for prescription misfills. You may end up with the wrong medication if a pharmacist:
- Puts the wrong dose on your prescription bottle
- Mislabels your medication
- Places the wrong medicine in your bottle
Note that all of the above examples represent cases of medical malpractice. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers in Los Angeles can help you get compensation if you were hurt by the actions of a medical professional.
Medical Malpractice and Pharmacy Misfills in Los Angeles
Just like doctors and surgeons, pharmacists are considered medical professionals in California. This means that pharmacists have a duty of care to their patients. If a pharmacist fills your prescription, you have a doctor-patient relationship with them.
Therefore, pharmacy misfills are a kind of medical malpractice in California. You can file a medical malpractice claim after you are given the wrong medication, if you take it and it causes you an injury. Note that you only have three years to file a medical malpractice claim in most circumstances.
The statute of limitations for a medical malpractice claim may be extended in some cases. For example, the law makes allowances for individuals who did not realize they were hurt right away. You generally have one year from the time you realize you were hurt to file a claim against the pharmacist who misfilled your medication.
Begin working on your pharmacy misfill claim right now by calling (310) 997-4688.
Compensation for Los Angeles Pharmacy Misfill Cases
The team at the Simmrin Law Group can take steps to help you secure full compensation if you were hurt due to a pharmacy misfill. We can go over the facts of your case, known effects of the medications you took, and your medical records. Depending upon your situation, we can work to bring you damages for your:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and lost earning potential
Securing compensation through a medical malpractice claim can be complicated. The laws surrounding medical malpractice are difficult to understand without a legal background. Allow us to explain your legal situation right now.
Getting help immediately improves your odds of securing the compensation you deserve. Reach out to us now so we can begin investigating your case, speaking with witnesses, and reviewing the pharmacist’s record to see if they have a history of misfilling prescriptions.
Consider Settling a Pharmacy Misfill Claim in Los Angeles
Many medical malpractice cases in Los Angeles do not go to court. Medical professionals – including pharmacists – often want to avoid a courtroom trial. If your pharmacy misfill lawyer can gather strong evidence for your case, they may be able to negotiate with the insurance agents representing your pharmacist.
Negotiating with insurance agents can allow your lawyer to settle your claim. Settling a claim means you do not have to deal with a time consuming or expensive trial. However, in some situations, the insurance agents will refuse to treat you fairly.
If insurance agents will not settle with you, your lawyer may need to take your claim to court. The Simmrin Law Group can stand up for you during a medical malpractice case. We know what it takes to successfully resolve pharmacy misfill cases for clients in your situation.
Get Help from a Los Angeles Pharmacy Misfill Lawyer
Take charge of your future if you took the wrong medication because your prescription was misfilled. Contact the Simmrin Law Group now to get professional help getting full compensation for your losses. You can easily reach us by filling out our online contact form or calling (310) 997-4688.
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