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Can a hospital in New Jersey be held liable for a pharmacy error?

Phil Blackman-Pennsylvania New Jersey Personal Injury LawyerPublished on behalf of Philip Blackman, an experienced personal injury lawyer who has devoted his entire career to helping individuals and families who have been injured due to medical malpractice, car accidents, fall accidents and more. FREE Consultations: 215.925.4451

A: Yes, under the laws of New Jersey, hospitals may be responsible for a hospital pharmacy error. Patients who are given incorrect medications or wrong dosages of medications may suffer severe adverse reactions, some of which are fatal, many of which result in serious injuries and health complications.

Unfortunately, many cases of medication errors go undetected and patients may suffer drug reactions without proper treatment. In cases where the error is detected, the hospital may be held liable. Common claims made in a New Jersey hospital pharmacy medication error case include:

  • failure to manage the pharmacy practice,
  • failure to have a proper/updated medication-use policy, or
  • failure to supervise medication procurement and inventory.

Fore more information, access a related legal article, Pennsylvania & New Jersey Hospital Emergency Room Malpractice – Pharmacy Errors.

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Published: August 10, 2012

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