When you go to the pharmacy to get a prescription filled, the thought probably never crossed your mind that there might be something wrong with the prescription. Unfortunately, pharmacy errors are more common than you might think. If you suffer serious injury or illness due to a pharmaceutical mistake, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Continue reading to learn more about the most common types of pharmacy negligence are and how to sue a pharmacy for malpractice in Kentucky.
What Constitutes Pharmacy Negligence in KY?
Even pharmacies make mistakes when filling prescriptions, but in order to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a pharmacy in Kentucky for negligence, you must prove that the standard of care has been breached. In pharmacy malpractice cases, this can happen in a number of different ways, including:
- Dispensing the wrong drug, whether at a careless private pharmacy or a negligent hospital pharmacy
- Dispensing an improper amount of a drug
- Providing the wrong dosage of a drug
- Failure to conduct a patient drug review
- Providing the patient with the wrong directions for use
- Failure to counsel the patient on the drug’s proper use
- Defective drugs
These are just a few of the different situations in which a pharmaceutical negligence lawsuit may be appropriate. Your lawyer will thoroughly review the circumstances of your case to determine whether filing a lawsuit is in your best interests.
How to Sue a Kentucky Pharmacy for Malpractice
If you believe that filing a medical malpractice lawsuit for pharmacy negligence is right for you, you will first need to reach out to a lawyer who can advocate for your rights and handle all the legal details of your case.
Between adhering to the statute of limitations, establishing culpability, gathering evidence, and calculating the value of your claim, you will want a trusted legal professional by your side while you recuperate from the effects of the pharmacy’s negligence.
After you have explained the details of your case to your lawyer, the next step is to determine what went wrong and who is ultimately responsible for your injuries or illness. Was it the pharmacist? The pharmacy itself? Was there something wrong with the medications before it was sent to the pharmacy? Only a thorough investigation into the case can uncover who is liable and provide the evidence needed to support your case.
From there, your lawyer will review the various ways your life has been impacted by the pharmaceutical error so you can maximize your medical malpractice settlement. Finally, negotiations with the insurance company will begin, and if the insurer fails to settle your claim fairly, we’ll be prepared to file a lawsuit in civil court.
Meet with a Kentucky Pharmacy Malpractice Lawyer
Are you interested in discussing your legal options for financial recovery with a reputable Kentucky pharmacy malpractice lawyer? If so, our team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers at Wilt and Associates, PLLC, are ready to learn more about the individual details of your case.
We are proud to provide medical malpractice victims across the state with a complimentary consultation. Take advantage of this opportunity by filling out the quick contact form below or calling 502-253-9110.