Will Your Child Be the Victim of Pharmacy Malpractice This Year?
You aren’t a doctor and you don’t work at a pharmacy, so your only option is to trust that the professionals know what they are doing when your child is sick. This was the case when your daughter had strep throat and the doctor prescribed liquid Amoxicillin to clear up the infection. You took the prescription to your usual pharmacy and gave her the medication as soon as you got home.
The next day, however, she became extremely lethargic, began vomiting, and was so sick you had to take her to the emergency room at Saint Alphonsus. You brought the medication she was taking, and the attending doctor there told you the dosage was for an adult—someone almost twice her size.
Prescription Mistakes Are All Too Common in Children
You aren’t the only parent who experienced this frightening scenario this year. In fact, medication and pharmacy mistakes happen more often than you may think. Here are some frightening facts about these errors:
- More than 100,000 Americans die each year because of adverse drug reactions.
- Dangerous drug reactions are one of the six leading causes of death in the country.
- Liquid mediation is often the culprit of most medication errors.
- Medications causing the most hospitalization or death include muscle relaxants, cardiovascular drugs, and mental health drugs, such as sedatives and antipsychotics.
- Overworked pharmacists and not enough time to fill prescriptions properly by taking all of the necessary precautions are often to blame for the errors.
You Can Fight Back
If your child suffered because a pharmacy made a mistake, you can take action. The Morton Law Offices want to help you get the compensation you deserve to cover the medical bills caused by a careless error. Contact us today by filling out our online form or by calling 888.716.8021. We have helped many parents in the Boise area get the justice they deserved, and may be able to do the same for you.
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