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Rite Aid Pharmacy Error Lawyers in Louisiana, Mississippi & Tennessee

The Rite Aid pharmacy chain says it operates more than 2,400 stores in the United States.

You may have been to one.

Of the millions of prescriptions dispensed there, what if you received a medication in error?

Pharmacy errors happen all the time. And they can cause great harm.

But this isn’t just an unfortunate stroke of bad luck. You may be able to recover damages for this disruption to your life.

A prescription error personal injury claim can secure for you:

  • Compensation for the costs of the harm you experienced, such as medical treatment and wages you lost if you had to miss work
  • Compensation for the toll of pain and suffering

For this kind of case, you want to talk to pharmacy error lawyers such as the attorneys at The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, who serve residents of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Bowling has helped hundreds of people for over 36 years, winning millions of dollars in injury compensation on behalf of its clients.

The compensation you receive could help you move beyond the trauma of a prescription injury.

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How Can a Prescription Error Happen?

Common causes of mistakes by pharmacies include understaffing, overworked existing staff members, inadequate training and too much pressure to work fast and process more prescriptions.

The New York Times documented these kinds of problems in 2020 at pharmacy chains including CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and Rite Aid.

In 2021, The Mayo Clinic News Network also described how medication errors can happen.

It gave examples such as mistakenly switching ear drops and eye drops, confusing similar sounding names of medications, confusing medications that look alike, misunderstanding that a medication must be swallowed and not chewed, or taking too much of a medicine like acetaminophen pain killer (Tylenol) because it’s in a prescription you received in addition to over-the-counter medicines you take.

“Another example of a possible medication error is taking a depression medication called fluoxetine (Prozac or Sarafem) with a migraine drug called sumatriptan (Imitrex),” the Mayo Clinic article said. “Both medicines affect levels of a brain chemical called serotonin. Taking them together can lead to a potentially life-threatening condition called serotonin syndrome.”

But Rite Aid is a big company with those thousands of locations. If they messed up your medication and it hurt you, how do you fight them?

With lawyers who know what to do when a pharmacy harms you.

Your rights are the same whether you’re up against a national chain or a local pharmacy. In The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm, you could find someone to protect your rights.

Start by explaining to us what happened to you. It costs you nothing to have that initial conversation with us.

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What Do Medication Errors Look Like?

While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported getting 100,000 complaints a year about medication errors, some sources say the number is much higher.

The Mayo Clinic article estimated hundreds of thousands of people are injured every year by mistakes in prescribing and dispensing medications.

The New York Times article cited a study several years ago that estimated 1.5 million people a year are harmed by pharmacy errors in the United States.

These are among the most common forms of prescription errors:

  • Wrong dosage
  • Wrong drug
  • Mixing up your prescription with someone else’s
  • Inadequate instructions
  • Failure to catch dangerous interactions between different drugs before they happen
  • Failure to consider effects of your existing prescriptions on new ones
  • Poor communication to you about a medication

The age of online ordering can make these problems even worse.

And this can lead to the health crisis of a brain injury or another kind of catastrophic injury.

You may need help to stabilize your life after a case of a Rite Aid pharmacy error. You deserve this help.
Reach out to The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm.

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Why Work with The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm on Your Rite Aid Prescription Error Case?

A prescription error case is a special kind of case, and you want to work with a lawyer who understands the complex personal injury law and medical issues that could be involved.

This is what we do at The Bowling Christiansen Law Firm.

Others in the legal profession recognize us for our work:

  • The American Board of Trial Advocates noted us for extensive trial experience (David Bowling).
  • Other attorneys and members of the judiciary gave us top ratings in the Martindale-Hubbell legal network (David Bowling).
  • Our partners David Bowling and Zach Christiansen have been named in “Super Lawyers.” Zach Christiansen was named a rising star.
  • David Bowling and the firm were listed in “Best Lawyers in America” for personal injury and medical malpractice.

You’ll need a pharmacy error lawyer who knows how to document negligence on the part of the Rite Aid pharmacy where you got a faulty prescription.

And you’ll need one who fights for your fair compensation.

After the harsh disruption of injury or illness due to pharmacy negligence, let us help you recover from the financial loss, so you can reclaim your life.

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Call for a confidential consultation or complete the brief online form. The Firm does not have nonlawyer personnel screen calls, therefore you will have the opportunity to speak directly to one of the Firm’s attorneys about your potential case. From offices in New Orleans and Gulfport (by appointment only), the Firm serves clients throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

 

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