When Pharmacy Errors Cause Serious Injuries
When you take a doctor’s prescription to be filled by a pharmacist, it is natural to trust that your prescription is filled properly and according to the doctor’s instructions. Unfortunately, pharmacy negligence and pharmacist malpractice happen all too often, sometimes resulting in serious illness or injury, and even death.
Dangerous Medication Errors
Dispensing errors by a pharmacist could result in serious, lasting and, sometimes, devastating consequences. We are committed to understanding our clients’ individual needs and the impact that pharmacy negligence has had on our clients’ lives. Our lawyers at Nichol & Associates, Attorneys at Law, in Knoxville represent clients who have been injured, have suffered illness or are pursuing wrongful death cases involving the following pharmacy errors:
- Wrong drug prescribed or administered
- Dangerous drug interaction due to negligence
- Inappropriate drug mixtures
- Wrong dosage of a drug
Our firm has handled cases against high-profile companies such as Walgreens, CVS and mail order pharmacies. The founder of our firm, attorney Doug Nichol, has over 40 years of experience representing individuals who have suffered illness or injury due to the negligence of someone else.
Medications Most Likely To Cause Serious Harm
The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has a list of medicines that are most likely to cause serious harm or death if used in the wrong drug strength or frequency of dosage. Here are some examples from their list:
- Sulfonylurea hypoglycemics such as Glipizide
- Methotrexate (used for various issues such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis)
- Chemotherapeutic agents
- Insulin U-500
- All opioids, such as Oxytocin
- Anticoagulants such as Warfarin
We will relentlessly advocate for the full recovery of medical expenses, lost income, wrongful death, and compensation for emotional pain and suffering in court if necessary.
In addition to successfully representing clients across Tennessee, our firm works with attorneys throughout Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Kentucky. No matter where the pharmacy error may have occurred, our firm is prepared to assist clients in every stage of the legal proceedings.
Contact Us To Schedule A Free Case Consultation
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a pharmacy error, you can trust the experienced attorneys at Nichol & Associates in Knoxville, Tennessee, to look out for your best interests. Contact our attorneys today for attentive legal guidance and relentless advocacy in your pharmacy error claim. To schedule a free consultation, call 865-588-7465 or contact us by email.