It is common for the victims of prescription mistakes and other potentially dangerous medical errors to feel sympathy for medical professionals who made a mistake that could form the basis for a lawsuit. In fact, some victims decide not to report an error or make a claim because they feel guilty revealing a potentially career-ending mistake that was innocently made by a pharmacist or another medical professional.
Although this feeling is understandable, the victims of pharmacy errors should not feel guilty about bringing claims seeking damages to which they are entitled. In fact, pharmacy error claims ultimately benefit not only the retail pharmaceutical industry and pharmacists as a whole, but also the American people by helping form a professional and respected occupation that is responsible for the health and lives of our citizens.
Pharmacy Industry Report Discusses the Motivation Within the Industry that is Caused by Error Claims
An article recently published by a pharmaceutical industry magazine attempts to show the issue of pharmacy errors from a pharmacist’s perspective. In the report, one pharmacist is spotlighted, and he discusses the effect that pharmacy errors have had on his career. Referring to the errors as “inevitable” in the careers of pharmacists, the article demonstrates the idea that pharmacy error claims and lawsuits, and more specifically the desire to avoid them, provide a great deal of motivation to those in the pharmaceutical industry and may actually improve the overall quality of care by incentivizing accuracy when dispensing prescription medications.
The article continues to discuss the fact that pharmacists anticipate making errors and that they only hope that their next mistake is not a deadly one, since it could very well end their career. These lawsuits encourage pharmacists to provide safe and adequate care to all patients, while also ensuring a fair avenue to relief for the victims of these errors that may lead to illness, disability, permanent health effects, and even death. Many victims will incur significant expenses and losses as a result of a prescription mistake, and making a claim with a Maryland pharmacy error attorney provides a way to seek fair compensation from those responsible for the error. Furthermore, most pharmacists carry insurance in order to avoid personal liability for their mistakes, insurance that is designed to address the medical error claims that the industry sees as inevitable.
Victims Can Pursue a Claim With a Skilled Pharmacy Error Attorney
If you or a loved one is a victim of a pharmacy error or another act of medical malpractice, the Maryland pharmacy error and medical malpractice attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen may be able to help you pursue a claim for compensation. Pharmacists understand and know the gravity of the risks presented by some of their mistakes, and a pharmacy error claim allows a victim of an error to seek compensation for their losses. With the assistance of our skilled attorneys, you can hold pharmacists accountable for their mistakes and recover the damages that you may be entitled to receive. Contact one of our offices to discuss your case with a Maryland pharmacy error attorney free of charge. The consultation is confidential and risk-free. To discuss your case, call us toll-free at 1-800-654-1949 or contact us online. At Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, we represent clients in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the entire Washington, D.C. area.
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Prescription Errors Can Have Devastating Consequences, Pharmacy Error Injury Lawyer Blog, November 14, 2016.
Compounded Prescriptions May Present an Increased Risk of Pharmacy Errors, Pharmacy Error Injury Lawyer Blog, November 1, 2016.