Have you been harmed or suffered by an incorrectly filled prescription? You may have a claim!
Pharmacy negligence is an unfortunate situation in which the Pharmacist makes an error when fulﬁlling a medication. Many times pharmacy negligence arises from a patient simply receiving a medication that was intended for a different individual. Needless to say the results of a person taking a medication for which they were not prescribed could be devastating. An incorrect prescription could not only cause a serious injury to the person taking the medication, but could even lead to death in some circumstances. You may be able to receive a monetary award for “damages” that resulted from your personal injury or death of a loved one due to negligence on behalf of the pharmacy. These damages may include:
- Pain and Suffering;
- Loss of Wages;
- Loss of Earning Capacity;
- Medical Expenditures;
- Property Damages; and
- Punitive Damages (if applicable).
Although these are the possible damages that could be awarded, two very important factors must be able to be proven.
- You must be able to prove that the damages were in fact related to the pharmacy negligence.
- The person must be entitled to recover the damages.
“At-Fault”, just like any other injury or wrongful death case, is required to proceed with your pharmacy negligence claim. In Arizona, it is a general rule to ﬁle your pharmacy negligence claim within two years from the date the injury or death occurred. Not pursuing your pharmacy negligence claim in the time limitations set by the state of Arizona, may permanently bar your claim, resulting in the inability to recover any damages. So it is important to contact and retain a knowledgeable attorney to assist you in your pharmacy negligence claim as soon after the incident as possible. Please feel free to contact the Law Ofﬁce of J. Scott Wickland at 928-718-8888 in order to schedule your free consultation!