West Palm Beach Pharmacy Errors
Just as physicians have an obligation to first do no harm, pharmacists have a duty of care to interpret, fill, and dispense prescriptions correctly. If they breach this duty, a patient could end up taking the wrong dosage—or the wrong drug entirely.
Since medication errors are a kind of medical malpractice, patients who suffer from them have the right to sue the negligent pharmacist and/or facility for all applicable damages. If you received the wrong drug or dosage from a pharmacy in Florida and want to pursue compensation, a medication error attorney from Donaldson & Weston can help.
Our legal team is well versed in the laws governing personal injury lawsuits, including those involving medical malpractice. Let us handle the logistics of your claim so you can focus on recovering. Call 561-299-3999 to schedule a free case evaluation with a pharmacy error attorney in West Palm Beach.Will I Have to Go to Trial?
The costs of treating complications that arise from medication mistakes can add up fast. As a result, you may be wary of taking the claim to court, where lengthy delays are common. Fortunately, most medical malpractice cases are resolved without going to trial.
It is typically in both parties’ best interests to avoid going to court. Negotiating for a settlement allows everyone to keep costs down and maintain control of the proceedings, which will hopefully lead to a compromise that all sides find satisfactory.
At Donaldson & Weston, we know how stressful going to trial can be, especially when you are recovering from serious health complications. As a result, we use all the resources at our disposal to build the strongest claim possible so the opposing party is more likely to settle. For example, we will:
- Gather all available evidence of liability;
- Collect all invoices, receipts, and bills to prove economic damages;
- Compile proof of non-economic damages that will evoke sympathy from jurors, like detailed journal entries; and
- Consult with medical experts.
We will also use our reputation in the community to remind insurance adjusters that we are not afraid to go to trial. Fortunately, many local providers are familiar with our respected litigators and know that we will not rest until achieving the best outcome possible for each and every client.
If you’re still concerned about going to court, you can take comfort in the fact that we prepare every case as if it is going to trial. This allows us to proceed if necessary without any delays. Factors that will determine whether your case is one of the few that must go to trial include:
- The opposing party’s willingness to cooperate;
- The extent of the damages;
- The number of potential defendants; and
- Whether you are pursuing punitive damages.
If you suffered serious complications because a pharmacist failed to fill your prescription properly, turn to Donaldson & Weston. Our strategic attorneys have recovered several multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for our valued clients. Call 561-299-3999 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free consultation with a pharmacy error lawyer in West Palm Beach.