Can i sue pharmacy gave me a wrong medicine???
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I've handles a number of pharmacy misfill cases over the years. Showing liability of the pharmacy is typically not difficult. The issue is damages. Obviously, this circumstances could have killed you. Thankfully that did not happen. The law compensates for what did happen not what could have happened. I would not presume to minimize what you went through--you needed emergency medical attention. However, if you are now fully recovered pursuing a claim if you could find an attorney interested in taking it would likely not result in a meaningful economic recovery to you. Many people who ask questions here either have no basis for liability or no damages. You have a clear case for both that would certainly support a lawsuit---just the value may not be high enough.
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Pharmacy errors are common, and since you sustained an injury and medical bills, best to retain a local Avenel personal injury lawyer. Avvo has a great lawyer finder tool to locate a local attorney.
You can, but your damages were minimal. If it had killed you you would have a great case. Sadly, that's the way it works. Low blood sugar for a few hours is not worth much and you will not likely find a lawyer to take the case.
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Yours would not be a medical malpractice claim but one of simple negligence. Did you make a report with the pharmacy? I do not know if a personal injury lawyer would want to get involved with your claim ( your damages seem minor). You can try speaking with a local attorney. If you are unable to find a lawyer willing to undertake your claim, Walgreen's insurance carrier should get it touch with you to possibly resolve your claim. But you must make a report to the pharmacy, if you haven't already done so.
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You seem to have a valid, actionable cause of action under the facts given. Best to immediately consult with a reputable personal injury attorney in your state.
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There are a number of issues here, but medical malpractice is not one of them, so I have re-tagged your post to the Personal Injury practice area. While the pharmacy may well face some liability for giving you the wrong prescription, be aware that you may have some responsibility for not looking at the prescription container, which immediately would have alerted you to the fact that it was not only the wrong drug, but one intended for another patient/customer. Consult with a local lawyer, who will be able to assess the relative liabilities after you provide all the facts.
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From the facts given, i believe you may have a valid cause of action. It appears walgreens breached their duty to you in ensuring proper medication was dispensed to you, and that breach led to your harm. You should consult a personal injury attorney in your area immediately for a consultation.
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