Ellicott City, MD asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Medical Malpractice for Maryland

Q: Good Evening, My name is Imelda. Pharmacy Medication/Patient Error. On 08/06/2019.

On 08/06/2019, doctor provided me with written prescription. Hand held prescription to pharmacy agent. Within minutes they had the prescription ready. After taking medication I felt very very ill. I called Dr. to inform her. When she mentioned to cut in half. Red light flashed, I took a good look at the medication bottle and realized it was the wrong medication and wrong patients name. Immediately I stopped taking them. I thought of going to the pharmacy and informing them. But several people mentioned/recommended me to inquire with a lawyer regarding the issue and the options I would have.

Please advise me in the right direction.

Thank You,

Imelda

2 Lawyer Answers
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Do both. Photograph the bottle etc, the receipt .

Realistically, you have a case but a very small one because from what you say nothing lasting happened--you had a nasty experience, but that would get you very little.

However the pharmacy should be notified because, who knows, the other person may have gotten your medicine. Also, they should know they have to be more careful.

Check with a local attorney if I am missing a fact--look for a member of the Md. Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: In such cases, establishing damages would largely hinge on medical documentation to support your symptoms and illness from taking the wrong medication. If you meet with an attorney, present them with any medical records resulting from the illness. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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