Danville Incorrect Labeling Lawyers
There is no doubt that prescription medications have much improved the quality of life for countless patients, saving many lives and allowing for the regulation of symptoms. But the powerful chemicals contained in modern medications can also prove to be extraordinarily hazardous in the event that mistakes are made in the prescription, provision, or administration of these drugs. Nearly 100,000 people die each year as a result of medication errors, one of which is the incorrect labeling of medicines.
Patients are often entirely at the mercy of doctors and pharmacists when it comes to the use of pharmaceutical products in the course of treatment. Pharmacists are, in turn, dependent upon pharmaceutical companies to provide them with accurate information. Unfortunately, the negligence of a drug maker or a pharmacist can result severely adverse health effects for a patient who takes a wrongly labeled medicine. If you have been harmed by such a failure, contact the Danville incorrect labeling attorneys of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 443-4343 to learn more about your legal rights.
Common Labeling Mistakes
Pharmacists are highly trained individuals and are entrusted with a great deal of responsibility. The seemingly limited scope of their professional duties might lead to a false sense that they are incapable of making potentially deadly mistakes, but the reality is far different. The following are representative of incorrect labeling that could be harmful:
- Typographical errors which indicate an incorrect dosage amount
- Incorrect dosing instructions can lead to overdose or underuse of a medication
- Switched labels which lead one patient to take a drug that was intended for another
- Wrong drug names can result in a patient taking a wrong, even dangerous, medication
It is important that you hold a negligent pharmaceutical company or pharmacist accountable for the harm that you have endured due to their mistakes.
You may be entitled to seek financial compensation for medical bills and other damages arising from a drug labeling error. For assistance in this matter, contact the tough and experienced Danville incorrect labeling lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., at (217) 443-4343.