Corpus Christi Pharmacy Error Attorneys
Exposing Pharmacy Malpractice in Nueces County, TX
A subcategory of medical malpractice, pharmacy malpractice occurs when
negligence on the part of a pharmacist leads to illness, injury, severe
side effects, and/or death. This can occur through various acts on the
part of the pharmacist, all of which fall under the heading of negligence.
Legally, a pharmacist is bound to dispense the proper type and dosage of
prescription medicine(s) to patients. This includes filling prescriptions
to exacting measures. The wrong medication or the wrong dosage could harm
or kill a patient.
Your pharmacist is also responsible for overseeing any other medications
you may be taking to ensure that there are no harmful interactions between
any of your various medications. He or she must also take into consideration
any documented allergies that you have, as these issues could be harmful
or fatal as well.
Do you suspect that you were the victim of pharmacy malpractice? Contact
the Corpus Christi pharmacy error lawyers at the Bandas Law Firm for a
free, confidential analysis of your case.
Taking a Closer Look at Pharmacist Negligence
If you are issued the wrong type or dosage of medication by your pharmacist,
this is obviously negligence. However, if you or someone you love has
been the victim of pharmacy malpractice, you must act quickly. The burden
of proving negligence is on you in cases like these, and you are responsible
for showing that the pharmacist failed to provide proper care.
Even if your pharmacist is not directly at fault for filling the wrong
prescription or giving the wrong dosage, if they assigned this work to
a technician who does not hold a degree or any licensing as a pharmacist,
this may still be negligence. When delegating tasks, your pharmacist must
oversee and double-check any prescriptions filled by technicians.
Negligence may also be proven if your pharmacist overlooked an allergy
to a medication or a harmful interaction between a new medication and
any medications you are currently taking. If it can be proven that your
pharmacist had access to all pertinent information, then this may also
be a case of negligence, and you may have reason to pursue a pharmacy
When to Call an Attorney
If you believe that you have been the victim of pharmacy malpractice or
if someone you love has been affected by a pharmacist’s negligence,
you should contact an attorney immediately. The sooner you seek legal
counsel, the stronger your case will be and the easier it will be to prove
When you work with an experienced Corpus Christi pharmacy malpractice attorney
at the Bandas Law Firm, we will go over all aspects of your case with
you, including the various ways in which the pharmacy’s insurance
company may attempt to disprove your claim. For example, they may attempt
to disprove some element of your claim. In this case, they may attempt
to prove that the pharmacist’s actions did not lead to your illness
or injury and that no negligence occurred.
They may also take the defense that your pharmacist was following your
doctor’s prescription and did not hold any other responsibilities.
If, for example, you had a bad interaction between your current medication
and the medication prescribed to you, your pharmacy’s insurance
company may attempt to prove that the pharmacist was not informed of your
current medication and could not have predicted the outcome.
Even if this is the case, a qualified attorney may still be able to prove
negligence. For example, if patients in your situation are commonly prescribed
a drug that is known to have significant interactions with the medication
your doctor has prescribed for you, then they may still be responsible
for failing to follow up with you about any other medications you may
If you believe you may have a case, do not hesitate to contact a qualified
pharmacy malpractice lawyer at (361) 238-2789 today to discuss your case.