Harmed By a Medication Error at a South Carolina Pharmacy? Learn What You Can Do

Pharmacies give unsuspecting patients the wrong medication every day across our country. Some of these errors are harmless. Others send innocent people to hospitals or worse. The most disturbing thing about prescription errors is often how easily the mistake could have been avoided. In representing victims of "prescription misfills" in Columbia and other parts of South Carolina, I have learned that most of these incidents occur because pharmacists and their teams are simply "in a rush" to meet quotas and corporate time demands. While chain pharmacies may be able to fill more prescriptions than ever before, patient safety is compromised in the name of profits.

What should you do after a prescription misfill?

If you were poisoned due to a pharmacy's error, here are some of the steps you can take to preserve your legal rights:

  • Report the misfill to the pharmacy as soon as you learn of it;
  • Take photographs of the prescription bottle and the pills;
  • Keep all receipts, card statements, and other documentation related to the purchase;
  • Seek reasonable and necessary medical care; and
  • Consult with a lawyer who has handled cases similar to yours.

You have the right to trust that the medication prescribed to you is the medication you will receive. Nonetheless, having seen the consequences of pharmacy blunders, I always check to make sure the label and description match the pills inside the bottle. Columbia is home to a number of well trained pharmacists, but the systemic failures found in the corporate pharmaceutical model are leading to more and more needless injuries, hospitalizations, and deaths. 

Rather than fighting a national pharmacy or its insurance carrier by yourself, allow me to help seek justice on your behalf. My office is located in the heart of South Carolina, allowing me to handle prescription misfill cases in the Midlands and across our state. To schedule a free consultation, call me at 803-790-2800.

Prescription Error Client Review

There really aren't enough stars to rate Kenneth E. Berger. As an attorney, I found him to be very personable, yet professional. He was very prompt in responding to any questions. My mom was the one affected by the negligence of a large pharmaceutical chain. Mr. Berger was not afraid to take them head on. He made my family feel as we were valued and he was concerned about our situation. I wish I could give Kenneth one million stars. If you are seeking fast, quality service and you want to be treated with A+ quality, look no further than Kenneth E. Berger, LLC. I promise you will not regret it.
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Date published: 12/18/2015
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Kenneth Berger
Columbia South Carolina attorney dedicated to securing justice by helping the truly injured