Incorrect Labeling for Prescription Drugs
The labels on prescription medications relay a number of important details and a great deal of information about the drug that are essential for the person taking the medication. From the name of the medication and the dosage amount to the side effects and instructions for taking the medication, ensuring that the labels of prescription drugs are correct is the job and responsibility of pharmacies and their technicians. Unfortunately, when mistakes in labeling prescription medications are made, the innocent users of the medicine are the ones to suffer.
If a pharmacist makes an error in labeling a medication, then that error could easily result in the wrongful injury or illness of someone who takes the medication. Although no one wants to face such a situation, there are, fortunately, legal options for those who have suffered as a result of improperly labeled medications.
Labeling errors can occur in a variety of ways, all of which can cause substantial harm to users. Some of the more common labeling errors include:
- Putting a label on the wrong medication
- Listing incorrect ingredients on a label
- Omitting critical dosage information on label
These labeling errors should not happen, but when negligence, distraction, recklessness, or carelessness is involved, these and other errors are all-too-common. Unfortunately, because of even the smallest errors, innocent people are injured because of errors in medication labels.
Those who suffer from poorly or improperly labeled medications are not without legal options for holding those responsible for these errors accountable. Fortunately, an experienced pharmaceutical error lawyer of Pohl & Berk, LLP, may be able to help you decide if and what legal action is necessary to help you take action against those responsible for your suffering. Call 615-277-2765 to learn about your options for pursuing legal action in these circumstances.