Pharmaceutical errors reportedly injure approximately 1.3 million people each year and cause at least one death every day in the United States.
Legal Duties of a Texas Pharmacy
It’s natural to place your trust in a pharmacy’s staff to fill your prescriptions correctly and pay attention to the details. The pharmacy is required to provide accurate and reliable services as well. These are a few other duties of a pharmacy in Texas (legally speaking):
- To clear any questions and doubts regarding the prescription
- To inform patients about the potential side effects of a drug
- To discuss any highlighted concerns with the prescribing physician
- To raise concerns about any possible interactions with existing medications of the patient
You may have a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the pharmacy if they fail to deliver any of the aforementioned duties. As per a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, in every five doses provided at a typical 2,000 bed hospital, there was at least one drug error. This translates to two errors per patient in any given day. 7% of these errors were reportedly harmful leading to serious consequences.