How Do I Know If I Have A Wrongful Death Case Against A Pharmacy For My Husband’s Death?
Pharmacists have a duty of care to provide the correct medications to their customers. When they fail to do this, they can be held liable for the consequences of their actions. If the pharmacy technician or pharmacist dispensed the wrong medications, labeled the prescription incorrectly, provided the wrong instructions, or filled the wrong dosage that led to your husband’s death, you could have a wrongful death case.
What needs to be proven is that the pharmacist breached his or her duty of care. You can establish a breach in the following ways:
- The pharmacist misread the prescription
- The pharmacist got mixed up with a sound-alike or look-alike drug
- Your husband received the wrong dosage from the pharmacist
- Your husband got the wrong medication from the pharmacist
- The pharmacist provided the wrong dosage instructions
- The pharmacist didn’t catch a mistake made by a pharmacy tech
- The pharmacist failed to check for drug interactions
As you can see, there are several ways pharmacists can breach their duty of care. In order to prove your case, you should keep the medication that your husband was taking at the time of his death; do not give the pill bottle back to the pharmacy and do not sign any forms. You should immediately speak with a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney.
At the Law Office of David Benenfeld, we can help you establish your Florida wrongful death case, prove that a breach occurred, and seek the maximum compensation for your damages and losses. Call to speak with an experienced Broward County wrongful death lawyer today in a free consultation at 954-807-1334.