Category: Prescription Drug Liability

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Injured by a Florida Pharmacy Error – What Can You Do to Fight Back?        

If your Florida pharmacy has made a significant mistake that caused you serious injury, you can fight back with the help of a qualified attorney. In this post, we’ll detail what duties pharmacists have when dealing with patients and what options are available to you.
Pharmacist Duties in Florida
When you go to the pharmacy to receive a prescription, you place your trust in the pharmacist and staff to know what they are doing. Here are the duties a pharmacist has to patients:

Looking over your medical history before handing you the prescription
Understanding potential interactions with other drugs you may be taking
Talking with your doctor about any concerns
Letting you know the possible side effects of a drug
Asking you if you have any questions about the prescription
Making sure they provide you with the correct medication, including potency and dosage
Making sure the instructions/label on the medication are correct

You should be able to trust that the medication you receive is accurate and beneficial to you.…

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Who is Liable for Damages in a Prescription Drug Lawsuit?

Prescription drugs are supposed to help the people who take them, and usually they do. Sometimes, however, pharmaceutical drugs make patients worse. If you or someone you love has been harmed by a prescription drug, you may have the basis for a lawsuit.
Pharmaceutical drug lawsuits are a type of product liability claim – with a few elements that are unique to prescription drugs. Typically, these types of claims are based on one of three premises:

The drug was manufactured with defects
The drug had dangerous side effects
The drug was improperly marketed

Let’s dig a little deeper.

What the Different Types of Prescription Drug Claims Mean
Each one of the aforementioned claims can be the basis of a lawsuit, although many suits are a combination of claims.…

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