Lee M. Schwalben, M.D., J.D., LLC
Schwalben Law Firm
Lee M. Schwalben, M.D.,J.D.,LLC

Admitted to practice in law Louisiana, New York and *Florida

Lake Charles
337-494-5757

BATON ROUGE
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Lee M. Schwalben, M.D., J.D., LLC

Schwalben Law Firm

Lee M. Schwalben, M.D.,J.D.,LLC

Admitted to practice in Louisiana, New York and *Florida

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Could your pharmacy be wrong about your medicine?

| Jun 13, 2017 | Firm News, Medical Malpractice | 0 comments

There are plenty of residents in Louisiana who rely on pharmacies to get by, like you. Whether it’s for mental or physical health, you likely depend on pharmacists and their judgment for at least one thing in your daily life. At the Schwalben Law Firm, we draw attention to the possible occurrence of error on the pharmaceutical side of things, and what you can do about it.

When people think of medical malpractice, they usually think of doctor’s offices, hospitals, surgeons, or nurses who have caused harm through neglect. However, pharmacies can also be a source of medical negligence. As with any other area of practice that has a margin for human error, mistakes may happen. Some common issues can include:

  • Incorrect instructions
  • Incorrect dosage
  • Incorrect medication
  • Defective medication

Some of these issues can simply be attributed to human error. For example, someone could misread your doctor’s note. They may grab the wrong medication. It’s even possible for someone else’s medication to be handed to you instead of to its intended recipient.

If you are getting a prescription filled, it’s important to ensure that all information has been transferred successfully. If you feel any side-effect from taking the medication that you do not expect or that hasn’t been specified by the pharmacist, then you may wish to contact a doctor as soon as possible.

If you are interested in reading more about potential pharmaceutical errors, click the link to visit our web page. Some issues can be caught before anything serious occurs, and it’s always good to be knowledgeable about mistakes you might need to keep an eye out for.

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