A vast majority of consumers are not specialists in pharmacology, so we rely on the labels on pharmaceutical products to tell us how much of a particular medicine we should take to treat our various ailments, in addition to other critical information. Unfortunately, sometimes a pharmaceutical employee or a pharmacist makes an error in the dosage that should be administered to a patient, an error that often results in terrible consequences. In many cases, a consumer becomes more ill than before or, in the worst cases, incorrect dosage can lead to fatality.
Dangers of Incorrect Dosage
Taking the wrong amount of a drug, whether prescription or over-the-counter, can be very dangerous, and sometimes is purely the result of a pharmaceutical worker or pharmacist’s error. The dangers that can be associated with an incorrect dosage include (but are not limited to):
- A worsened original condition
- Development of a new, unrelated condition
- Physical illness / sickness
- Allergic reaction
- Dangers of overdose
Unfortunately, innocent people are subjected to these traumatic repercussions of an incorrect dosage as a result of a pharmacy or pharmaceutical worker’s negligence.
Pharmaceutical errors that result in the incorrect dosage can have devastating consequences and can leave victims with physical and financial burdens. However, if you or someone you care about has been the victim of an incorrect dosage because of a pharmaceutical error, then the experienced attorneys of Pohl & Berk, LLP, may be able to help you fight for monetary compensation. Discuss your situation and the legal actions you may be able to take by calling 615-277-2765.