Pharmacy Malpractice

Pharmacists are medical professionals, and therefore have a duty of care to those patients whose prescriptions they fill. This basic tenet of pharmaceutical care applies to all pharmacists, whether they work in your local drugstore, hospital, or medical clinic. When a pharmacist breaches his or her duty of care, or commits an error with a prescription, serious harm and even fatalities can occur.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of pharmacy error, you may be eligible to file a pharmacy malpractice lawsuit. Pharmacist liability in New York extends to any breach in duty of care in any location. The New York medical malpractice lawyer team at The Sanders Firm understands your situation. We are experts in pharmacy malpractice law, and offer a free case evaluation to help determine the grounds of your case and explore your legal options.

Pharmacy Malpractice

A pharmacist is highly trained and is therefore responsible to deliver adequate standard of care to all patients. Breach of this responsibility may include the following:

  • A patient receives an incorrect medication with a similar name to that prescribed (example: Tegretol instead of Toprol); this is one of the most common types of pharmacy malpractice.
  • A patient receives another person’s prescription.
  • A patient receives an incorrect medication because the pharmacist misread the prescribing physician’s handwriting. In this case, both the pharmacist and doctor can be held liable for malpractice.
  • A patient receives an incorrect dosage of the correct medication.
  • A patient receives a medication that was incorrectly compounded at the pharmacy.
  • A patient receives incorrect directions with the correct medication.

The New York medical malpractice lawyer team at The Sanders Firm offers decades of combined experience and a comprehensive understanding of pharmacy malpractice law. We understand the life-changing effects that an incorrect prescription can have on your life, and are dedicated to helping innocent victims secure justice.

Pharmacy liability in New York

Medical malpractice kills more people every year than breast cancer, AIDS and auto accidents combined. One arm of medical malpractice law is pharmacy malpractice, which extends to all individuals involved in the incorrect filling or compounding of a prescription. Generally, this includes the pharmacist and pharmacy, but may also encompass prescribing physicians.

Find a New York medical malpractice lawyer

The attorneys at The Sanders Firm have decades of experience in New York medical malpractice law. We have won millions in damages for our clients. These funds can help cover medical expenses associated with your injuries, as well as any emotional distress, pain and suffering, and other losses you have suffered.

File a pharmacy malpractice lawsuit in New York

If you or a loved one has been the victim of pharmacy malpractice or other medical negligence in New York, you may be eligible to receive monetary compensation for your pain, suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages. The Sanders Firm offers convenient locations throughout New York City, including Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Queens, and Staten Island. Get started on the road to justice: Call us toll-free at 1.800 FAIR PLAY (800.324.7752) for your free case evaluation.