Q: ok so im looking into seeking counsel if possible. Wal mart pharmacy changed my prescription but neither my doctor
or pharmacy let me know. i had a severe allergic reaction to the medication i was given and now i have bills from urgent care and the er that i cannot pay because i had just cancelled my insurance. Is the pharmacy required to tell me of a prescription change or my doctor? niether of them told me anything and it almost cost me my life. please advise if i have a case.
I can't give a good opinion without knowing all of the facts, but this should give you some direction so that you can find the answers you are seeking.
Your doctor is required to dispense medication in accordance with the standard of care that governs his or her area of medical practice.
A pharmacy is subject to the standard of care for pharmacies as well and needs to dispense medication in accordance with such standards. Experts will have to determine whether or not your care met the standards, or not.
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