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I got a prescription... it was typed wrong. so i took it wrong and got sick.. missing work and sick.. can i file a complaint

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You could have a negligence claim against the pharmacy (and the pharmacist). You need to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you can. Many, like myself, offer free consultations--so, there is no reason not to call today. AND, make sure to keep the medicine bottle, receipt and any leaflet/print-out they may have given you at the time you picked up your prescription.

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Consult a lawyer. There appears to be negligence but if you don't have a permanent injury, it may cost you more to try to sue the pharmacy than you stand to potentially recover. Feel better, and good luck

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Consult with an attorney. If you damages are small, it may not be worth bringing a claim.

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Dispensing the wrong medication (or providing erroneous directions on how to take a medication) may, or surprisingly may not, mean a lawsuit should be brought against a pharmacy and/or pharmacist. Two things are required for a such a case to be successful: (1) a breach of the duty to provide the proper medication with correct directions and (2) damages resulting from that breach. Giving the wrong medication or wrong directions is probably a breach. Thus, the damages issue is the one that needs to be investigated. Giving the wrong medication or giving wrong directions implies two potential problems: (1) the wrong Rx may have caused harm and (2) not getting the right Rx or in the right way may have caused harm. An experienced attorney who understands all of the damages and ways by which damages can occur should be consulted by someone who has been given (and taken) the wrong Rx. Many of us medical malpractice types offer free initial consultations, so there should be no reason to fear contacting us. And, as always, consultations with a medical malpractice attorney should be done as soon as possible due to the strict statute of limitations issues in California.

- Paul

Paul J. Molinaro, M.D., J.D.
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Manuel Alzamora Juarez

Manuel Alzamora Juarez

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Excellent answer by Attorney Molinaro,MD.

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