The pharmaceutical industry is a multi billion dollar a year industry. Prescriptions are no longer just filled at the local drug store, where you would expect a competent pharmacist to work. Instead, prescriptions are filled at national chains, such as CVS, Rite Aid, as well as Wal Mart, and Giant Eagle. What’s next, Home Depot? The intensely fierce competition for your pharmacy business raises the risk of a prescription misfill, or pharmacy malpractice.
Consumers must know what prescription their doctor has ordered and consumers must double check what the pharmacy fills, including the dosage and the number of times it should be taken each day. Pharmacists have to work very fast to keep up and timely fill each prescription, and doctors offices are difficult to contact in order to clarify a confusing prescription order. Therefore, the risk of mistakes runs high, sometimes with terrible consequences to the consumer.
Landskroner Grieco Madden Ltd. is a Cleveland law firm with substantial experience in representing consumers who are injured or killed by pharmacy malpractice mistakes.