Corpus Christi Pharmacy Malpractice Lawyer
Texas Pharmacy Malpractice Lawyer Serving Victims in Corpus Christi
One of the most important players in the healthcare system is the pharmacist. They are responsible for our well being when it comes to our prescription drug use, but they don’t always do their job well.
Some of these millions of errors are due to the drugs themselves, but others are due to a lack of instructions and improper dosage. Patients trust pharmacists to dispense medication in an accurate and competent manner, and to provide instructions for proper use of these medications. And while medications can work wonders on the human body and mind, medication errors be tragic.
When a serious pharmaceutical error occurs and a patient suffers harm as a result, the pharmacy may be held liable under the theory of pharmaceutical malpractice. A Corpus Christi pharmacy malpractice lawyer from the law office of Thomas J. Henry is ready to review your case today and aid you throughout the process of seeking damages.
What Constitutes Pharmaceutical Malpractice?
All medical professionals, pharmacists included, owe the patients that they serve a certain duty of care, often referred to as the medical standard of care.
This duty is to act in a manner that is consistent with that which another professional of similar background and experience would demonstrate when facing a comparable situation. At the very least, this means that a pharmacist is responsible for dispensing the correct medication and in the correct dosage amount.
More specifically, though, a pharmacist’s duty may also require the pharmacist to offer to discuss the medication with the patient, keep a record of the patient’s medical history, be in touch with the patient’s primary care physician (especially if the pharmacist believes that the drug could be harmful to the patient), note which other medications the patient is taking and guide the patient as such, and provide the patient with information regarding dosage information, how to take the medication, and any potential side effects of the medication.
Pharmacy malpractice is committed when the pharmacist breaches the medical standard of care owed to the patient; the patient may have a viable pharmacy malpractice claim if the breach of the standard of care is the direct cause of harm to the patient.
File Your Claim Before Time Runs Out
Bringing forth a pharmacy malpractice claim is only allowable if the claim is brought forth within a certain amount of time.
As found in Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, that amount of time is two years from the date of malpractice. While there are some situations in which an extension on the two-year limitation is granted, the statute prohibits a suit being filed if more than 10 years have elapsed.
Proving Malpractice and Defending Yourself Against Allegations of Fault
There are multiple complex elements of a pharmacy malpractice claim. Three of the most notable are:
- Proving that the pharmacist breached the medical standard of care;
- Proving that this breach was the direct cause of your injuries; and
- Proving that you did not contribute to your harm in any way (i.e. taking the medication in conjunction with another drug even when advised not to do so).
Our lawyers are very familiar with these obstacles to claim success, and are experienced in effectively navigating them. We work with numerous experts who help to establish the medical standard of care and that a breach of care occurred, and that your injuries would not have been incurred but for this malpractice.
Contact a Corpus Christi Pharmacy Malpractice Lawyer Today
Suffering harm as a result of a pharmacist’s negligence is unacceptable, and if you are a victim of pharmacy malpractice, you deserve compensation.
At the law offices of Thomas J. Henry, our Corpus Christi pharmacy malpractice attorneys care about your situation and have the skill set and resources required to advocate for you.
For a free consultation with a Corpus Christi pharmacy malpractice attorney at our law office, please call us directly or send us a message. We will get started on your case immediately.
- Phone number: 361-254-7873 (attorneys available 24/7 to assist you)
- Address: 521 Starr Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401 (walk-in Monday through Friday)
Everyone has been very helpful… could not have done a better job. They were very patient and did their best for my family. Highly recommend TJH Law Firm.
– Crystal M., 4/28/2018