Many
medication errors occur because some prescription drugs have similar-sounding names and
the doctor handwriting is not always legible. This can lead to medical
settlements through a professional malpractice claim against your pharmacist,
whether he or she is working at a hospital, clinic or drug store.

5 Tips to Avoid Professional Malpractice in Ohio

Even though you may be able to collect compensation for the damages, an
injury cause by medical malpractice can be life-changing.

By following these few tips you can hopefully avoid becoming a victim of
pharmacist malpractice:

  • when you’re handed a prescription, ask your doctor the name of the
    medication,
    the dosage and its purpose;
  • ask your doctor how often the medication should be taken and how it should be stored;
  • if you’re in the hospital, have a friend or relative inquire about
    the name and purpose of the medication you’re given;
  • whenever your doctor writes you a new prescription, tell him or her about
    any other medication you’re taking
    (prescription and over-the-counter); and
  • always ask questions, especially if the name on the label differs from the name you expected.

If you’ve already suffered harm because of pharmacist malpractice,
you should
speak with a malpractice lawyer in Ohio, who may be able to help you seek medical settlements if negligence can
be proven.

Help From a Malpractice Lawyer in Ohio

Schedule a free consultation to learn more about your rights by
contacting the Cleveland medical malpractice lawyer team at (440) 333-3800.