Pharmaceutical malpractice means that a pharmacist dispenses a wrong medication, or wrong dosage, with no specifications for interactions with other drugs resulting in injury or death to a consumer. That could happen because the drug was not tested or analyzed correctly or the manufacturer did not provide the physician that prescribed the drugs with the appropriate warnings for the patients who consumed them.
You might have a case if the prescription was filled incorrectly, or the pharmacist gives the incorrect medication or dose. In such cases, the pharmacist or the doctor will be liable. If the medication causes illnesses or severe side effects, then the drug manufacturer is held accountable.
In a hurry to get products to market, pharmaceutical companies do not use the necessary time for a medicine trial. They may not publish specific side effects because they did not analyze the medication accurately or researchers failed to disclose essential findings that arise after products are already on the market.
You should read the labels carefully because they might consist of elements you should not take. You also need to be careful in case you are already taking other drugs that may interact with the new medication. You might also have an allergic reaction if this is the first time you try the medication, or it is not the correct one for your symptoms. You can always ask the pharmacist for help.
You might still file a claim against the drug manufacturers since the doctor did not prescribe the medication.
While one of the duties of the Food and Drug Administration is protecting American consumers from defective drugs, the FDA often inadequately examined drugs before they reach the market. Though pharmaceutical companies must exhaustively test their drugs, sometimes they go without thoroughly researching the possible side effects of the drug, and rush off to the market, causing significant damage to their consumers.
As more pharmaceutical companies are trying to conceive wonder drugs to address even the most minimal health problems, the prevalence of dangerous drugs and pharmaceutical injuries tends to increase. Many FDA approved drugs can have harmful side effects so you should consult with your doctor first before taking them.