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My child was given wrong medication by a pharmacy in Pennsylvania. Does he have a case?

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A: Multiple parties can be held liable for drug or medication errors. For example, a hospital pharmacy or drug store pharmacy may be held liable in a pharmacy malpractice case.

In general, in order to succeed in any pharmacy malpractice case, the injured person has to prove that a medication error resulted in injury or damage. Just being given wrong medication, without a resulting injury/damage does not rise to the level of an actionable case.

Medication errors are very common and so long as there is some resulting injury, the patient can recover in tort under Pennsylvania or New Jersey law. Some injuries can be severe and oftentimes, death results from being administered the wrong medication. These kinds of injuries are actionable. However, worsened outcome or longer treatment can also be actionable in a medication error case.

Common kinds of medication errors include:

  • dosage errors,
  • incorrect/wrong medications, and
  • contamination.

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Published: September 1, 2012

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