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Oct 25

Why Do Texas Pharmacy Errors Happen?

Pharmaceutical Liability | Pharmacy Negligence

Do you know how long it takes to become a pharmacist? A minimum of six years (and most people take eight). Of course, that’s all without considering any special field training in a particular area of expertise as required with oncological, pediatric, or psychiatric pharmacy.

Bottom line? It takes quite a while.

Yet despite all that training, pharmacy errors still happen. Let’s look at the most common reasons why.

Staffing and Scheduling Problems

Issues in staffing and scheduling can cause problems in any work environment. This is especially dangerous when your workplace is a pharmacy.

An Understaffed Pharmacy

Especially in chain drug stores, the actual pharmacists have very little say in scheduling and the number of staff on duty. [...]

Sep 27

Pharmacy Errors to Watch Out for in Texas

Pharmaceutical Liability

If your Texas pharmacy made an error that resulted in serious injury to you or a loved one, you may be able to receive compensation for their negligence. Keep reading to learn more about how to fight back.

Duties of a Texas Pharmacy

You naturally trust your pharmacy’s staff to know what they are doing when they fill your prescriptions. Beyond this, your pharmacy has a duty to provide accurate and reliable services to you.

Legally speaking, these are the various duties of a pharmacy:

  • Asking if you have questions about your prescription
  • Telling you about a drug’s potential side effects
  • Reviewing your medical history before giving you the prescription
  • Discussing any concerns with your doctor
  • Knowing possible interactions with
Sep 23

Types of Defective Product Lawsuits Recognized under Texas Law

Defective Products | Pharmaceutical Liability

In Texas, you may have rights to compensation if you have been harmed by a defective product. Keep reading to learn about the four types of defective product lawsuits and how a knowledgeable attorney can help protect your rights.

Don’t hesitate to ask for help. Under the Texas statutes, you have only two years to file a claim from the date of your injury in most cases, including wrongful death.

Defective Product Lawsuits in Texas

The Texas court system recognizes four types of lawsuits that allow a manufacturer to be held liable for damages incurred due to injuries from their products.

If a manufacturer acts in a way that causes injury to you, you can seek compensation for your [...]

Jun 7

Your Texas Pharmacist Made an Error That Injured You – Can You Sue?

Personal Injury | Pharmaceutical Liability

When we are given a prescription for any sort of health issue, we put our trust in the doctors and pharmacists behind the counter to give us the right dose, medicine, and instructions to make us feel better or keep an illness at bay.

This attitude makes sense. After all, doctors and pharmacists spend years in school and take on the responsibility to keep us healthy and safe.

What happens when they make a mistake, though? If they cause further injuries, can you file a lawsuit to cover the cost of what they did to you?

The short answer is yes. The longer answer requires some information about a pharmacist’s duty and how negligence can directly cause injury.



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