Preventing a Prescription Drug Mix Up
You should look for the following contact and identifying information on your prescription to help prevent pharmacy errors:
- name of drug;
- dosage strength;
- form (tablets, liquid, capsule);
- amount to be dispensed;
- directions on how to take the drug;
- number of refills; and
- the doctor’s identification information.
You should also double check that the instructions and name of the medication provided by your doctor matches what you receive.
Another way you can protect yourself from a prescription drug mix up is thoroughly reading the instructions provided on the bottle and any instructions that are attached. Be sure you fully understand what you are taking, how much and when.
When You Have Suffered Serious Effects Due to a Prescription Drug Mix Up
While you may have done everything you can to protect yourself, a doctor or pharmacist mistake could lead to a mix up. The very first thing you should do is seek immediate medical attention. Even if you don’t feel sick, the medicine could damage your body without you knowing it.
Depending on the circumstances, you may also contact the pharmacy to inform them if you were given the wrong drug and took it. However, when you suffer serious or life-threatening effects, then your next step will be to seek the services of a law firm that handles drug malpractice in KY.
A Kentucky law firm that has experience handling medical malpractice cases can determine if your injuries were caused by a doctor or pharmacist mistake. A lawyer will be able to determine if you have a case that is worth pursuing.
An attorney may also help collect the evidence that demonstrates liability and the severity of your injuries. This could include your prescription medication, doctor instructions, medical records and any other documentation related to your medication and/or injuries.
Contacting a Kentucky Law Firm
A Kentucky malpractice lawyer at Gray and White can help you handle every aspect of your malpractice claim. If you’ve been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case – 1-888-450-4456 or 1-502-210-8942.