Pharmacy Errors & Negligence Cases
Mistakes can happen. Sometimes mistakes have severe and permanent consequences. If you or someone you know has suffered from some form of pharmacy errors and negligence, contact an Accident Recovery Team attorney for a free consultation about your legal rights and options for a case. Patient safety is a relatively recent development in healthcare, emphasizing the reporting, analysis and prevention of medical error and adverse healthcare events. The frequency and magnitude of avoidable adverse events was not well known untill the 1990's when reports in several countries show a staggering number of patient injuries and deaths each year.
Pharmacy and Pharmacist Negligence is an act or omission by a pharmacist or pharmacy staff member causing injury to the patient or substantial loss of income. Simply put, pharmacy negligence is a form of negligence (by a pharmacist or pharmacy staff member) that causes an injury.
Accident Recovery Team is selective about pharmacy negligence cases and welcomes the opportunity to review your case or the case of someone you know. There is no fee unless we collect money for your case.
Your rights and health are important. Accident Recovery Team lawyers are experienced attorneys formerly retained by various insurance companies who understand the complexities of law and the importance of defending the rights of the plaintiff.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, there are over 100,000 deaths per year in the United States due to adverse effects of medication. The third leading cause of death in the United States arises from adverse effects or complications caused by or resulting from medical treatment.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and Johns Hopkins University the following are the estimated number of deaths annually in the United States which result from medical treatment or ancillary factors related to health care:
- 106,000 deaths/year from non-error, adverse effects of medication
- 80,000 deaths/year from infections in hospitals
- 20,000 deaths/year from other errors in hospitals
- 12,000 deaths/year from unnecessary surgery
- 7,000 deaths/year from medication errors in hospitals