When pharmacists or pharmacies commit prescription-related negligence, it can result in individuals suffering great harms. Such harms can be very impactful on an individual. Thus, it is very important for pharmacists and pharmacies to act properly when filling prescriptions for individuals.
Recently, a case has arisen that involves allegations of prescription-related negligence. The case is from Illinois. The case involves a man who went to a pharmacy in Illinois in November 2010 to get a prescription filled.
The man alleges that the pharmacy acted negligently in connection to the filling of this prescription. Specifically, the man claims that the pharmacy did not give him the medications he was prescribed, but rather, mistakenly gave him different medications. According to the man, he is allergic to one of the wrong medications that allegedly was given to him.
The man claims that he suffered a severe allergic reaction when he took these wrong medications. According to the man, he suffered a variety of harms as a result of this allergic reaction.
A lawsuit has been brought in a court in Illinois by the man against the pharmacy in connection to these allegations. It has been reported that this lawsuit is seeking damages. It will be interesting to see what happens in this case and how it is ultimately resolved.
No individual should have to suffer harm because a pharmacist or pharmacy acted negligently in connection to the filling of a prescription. Thus, one hopes pharmacists and pharmacies are held accountable when they engage in harmful prescription-related negligence.
Source: The Madison/St. Clair Record, “Wrong meds caused severe allergic reaction, suit says,” Andrea Dearden, Nov. 30, 2012