Drug injuries often serious when pharmacy errors occur

Most Ohio residents have no choice but to trust in the knowledge and professional competence of pharmacists when it comes to the prescription medications they need to keep them and their children healthy. Unfortunately, sometimes this trust is misplaced and pharmacy staff negligently fail to exercise the standard of care that every patient has the right to expect. When this occurs, drug injuries are often inevitable.

In another state, an individual has filed a lawsuit against a local pharmacy on behalf of a minor child. The civil claim accuses the pharmacy of malpractice after the business allegedly filled the child's prescription incorrectly. It is claimed that the child has been forced to miss a significant amount of school due to the mental anguish and physical pain suffered as a result of the improperly filled prescription.

According to the complaint, the minor was prescribed Lexapro, an antidepressant and anti-anxiety medication. Instead, the lawsuit claims, the pharmacy negligently and repeatedly dispensed Ambien, a sedative, to the patient for a period of approximately six months. It is alleged that the patient unknowingly took the improperly and negligently provided pills in the prescribed manner and suffered a number of serious adverse reactions as a result.

It is claimed that the girl suffered an altered mental status, paranoia, blurred and double vision, hallucinations, lethargy, numbness and elevated heart rate due to unknowingly taking the incorrect medication. The resulting pain and anguish -- both physical and mental -- allegedly caused her to miss school and necessitated medical treatment. Any residents of Ohio who have similarly suffered serious drug injuries due to a pharmacy or doctor error may wish to explore their own options for just compensation by consulting a Cleveland-area attorney experienced in pharmaceutical litigation.

Source: shelbycountyreporter.com, "Lawsuit claims Davis Drug Co. wrongly filled prescription", Amalia Kortright, Jan. 23, 2018

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