October 01, 2021
|Injury/Claim||Cause of Action||Initial Defense Offer||Settlement|
High Blood Pressure;
Preeclampsia; Premature Delivery
|· Professional Negligence|
· Pharmacy Malpractice
· Pharmacy Errors
· Pharmacy Mistakes
· Prescription Errors
· Pharmacy Negligence
(ZERO) –Pharmacy denied liability / wrongdoing
(Two Hundred Thousand USD)
Prescription errors resulting in uncontrolled preeclampsia and high blood pressure, settles for $200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Dollars), within a year of filing the pharmacy malpractice claim.
Back in 2016, our client, Jane Doe, pregnant at the time, was diagnosed with preeclampsia and prescribed 400 mg of Labetalol. The dispensing pharmacy that filled the prescription, made a prescription error and dispersed the wrong dose. The pharmacy filled the prescription for 100 mg as opposed to the prescribed 400 mg. As a result of this prescription error and pharmacy malpractice, Jane Doe’s preeclampsia was not controlled, and her blood pressure rose to light-threatening levels. The Pharmacy error caused Jane Doe to be rushed to the emergency room where she had a premature delivery and her baby weighed less than three pounds. Our client underwent significant trauma and emotional distress as a result of the pharmacy error. Within a year of formally filing the pharmacy malpractice case in state court, the parties settled the case at mediation for $200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand Dollars).
Pharmacy mistakes lead to devastating personal injuries, including wrongful death. Pharmacies are responsible for dispensing critical medication to the sick, elderly and children, the most susceptible members of our society; for this reason, it is necessary that they are held accountable for their pharmacy mistakes. Pharmacy malpractice should be addressed, not only to get fair compensation for bodily injuries; however, by addressing the pharmacy errors we hope the pharmacy will take corrective measures and make their professional services safer for future customers.
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