Son is 17. Pharmacy filled the prescription with entirely wrong drug. We ended up in an emergency situation because his blood pressure was in the "911" zone. Went back to doc who actually increased the medication (number of tablets/day) thinking he needed more of the medication. When son went to fill the script with the higher mg dose, about a week later, pharmacist called him, apologized and stated he had been on the wrong drug for about 3 weeks. Went from 157 to 127. All adverse reactions have improved upon stopping the drug, two months ago, but he still cannot regain the weight.
Pharmacist stated she would call son's doc to report this situation, but never did. Doc was stunned when we went back again to discuss the issue. Stated he never received the call. Grounds to pursue?Vetting.
This sounds like a potential case of medical negligence and/or pharmaceutical negligence and not a defective products case. One key question here is the nature, extent and permanency of damages. A local medical malpractice or injury lawyer can advise. Be well.
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I settled a similar case against a major pharmacy a few years ago. I think you have a good case on liability and the value needs to be analyzed. I suggest that you hire a personal injury lawyer.
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Contact a personal injury or malpractice attorney. The case seems to be against the pharmacy only. Should the injuries warrant (and they seem to) an attorney will take this case on contingency.
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