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Pharmacy Malpractice

EXPERIENCED PHARMACY MALPRACTICE LAWYERS SERVING SOUTH CAROLINA

MURRELLS INLET ATTORNEY HELPS VICTIMS RECOVER FULL COMPENSATION

Pharmacists and pharmacies owe their patients a duty to provide a professional standard of care, demonstrating the same level of skill that fellow practitioners generally exercise.  Over 1.3 million people are injured each year because of medication errors.  Medication errors cost in excess of $29 billion per year- one estimate is as high as $72 billion a year.  The most shocking of these pharmacy malpractice statistics, however is the fact that nearly 100,000 people die every year as a result of medication mistakes.  Pharmacy malpractice statistics show more deaths annually than breast cancer, AIDS, or traffic fatalities.  An equally alarming pharmacy malpractice statistic is from a survey where 42% of the people questioned said either they or someone they knew had suffered because of a medication mistake.

COMMON TYPES OF PHARMACY MALPRACTICE

  • Incorrect prescription
  • Prescription errors
  • Failure to advise or consult with a patient

Summarizing South Carolina code section §40-43-86: A pharmacist shall review the pharmacy patient record and each prescription drug order presented for dispensing by identifying:

(1)   Any over-utilization or under-utilization;

(2)   duplicating similar drugs;

(3)   drugs which shouldn’t be prescribed for certain diseases ;

(4)   drug-drug interactions;

(5)   incorrect drug dosage or length of drug treatment;

(6)   drug-allergy interactions;

(7)   clinical abuse/misuse.

Upon recognizing any of the above, the pharmacist shall take appropriate steps to avoid or resolve the problem which shall, as appropriate, include consultation with the doctor.

EXPERIENCED PHARMACY  MALPRACTICE ATTORNEYS ADVOCATE FOR YOU

The knowledgeable attorneys and co-counsel of The Law Offices of David L. Hood have successfully represented pharmacy malpractice clients throughout South Carolina.  To prevail on pharmacy malpractice claims, an injured plaintiff must usually retain expert testimony to establish that negligence was committed and the negligence caused harm.  The attorneys and co-counsel at The Law Offices of David L. Hood regularly consult with a number of licensed professionals and retain prominent experts who have a gift for clearly explaining pharmacy mistakes to jurors.

TIMELY ACTION IS VITAL TO PRESERVE YOUR CLAIM

South Carolina law is written to protect you and your family, but also sets statutory deadlines for filing pharmacy malpractice claims.  In addition, investigating your pharmacy claim immediately after the injury occurs preserves crucial evidence and valuable testimony.

Contact skilled and knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers

Call The Law Offices of David L. Hood at 843-461-4528 or contact us online  (/contact-us) to schedule your consultation at any of our South Carolina offices or we’d be happy to meet you at your home.

 

 

Our Offices
  • Charleston
    170 Meeting St.
    Charleston, South Carolina 29401
    Phone: 843-444-4663
  • Columbia
    1320 Main St., Suite 300
    Columbia, South Carolina 29201
    Phone: 803-227-4668
  • Georgetown Office
    601 Front Street
    Georgetown, South Carolina 29440
    Phone: 843-527-8010
  • Greenville (Downtown)
    220 N. Main St.
    Suite 500
    Greenville, South Carolina 29601
    Phone: 864-272-3992
  • Greenville (Millport at Butler)
    128 Millport Circle
    Suite 200
    Greenville, South Carolina 29607
    Phone: 864-272-3992
  • Hilton Head
    110 Traders Cross
    1st Floor
    Bluffton, South Carolina 29909
    Phone: 843-663-4040
  • Mt. Pleasant
    1240 Winnowing Way
    Suite 102
    Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29466
    Phone: 843-491-6025
  • Myrtle Beach Office
    1293 Professional Dr.
    Suite D
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
    Phone: 843-444-4663
  • Murrells Inlet(Principal) Office
    11919 Plaza Drive
    P.O. Box 2070
    Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576
    Phone: 843-491-6025
    Fax: 843-357-0068
  • N. Charleston
    4000 S. Faber Place Dr.
    Suite 300
    N. Charleston, South Carolina 29405
    Phone: 843-779-7567
  • North Myrtle Beach Office
    1019 Highway 17 S.
    North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
    Phone: 843-663-4040
  • Rock Hill
    331 E. Main St.
    Suite 200
    Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
    Phone: 803-227-4668
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