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Sam’s Club Pharmacy Error Lawyers in Louisiana & Mississippi

Sam’s Club says it has 566 locations with pharmacies in the United States. They are among the thousands of pharmacies run by the broader Walmart company that owns Sam’s Club.

Maybe you’ve gotten a prescription there.

After you received that prescription, did something go wrong? Did an incorrect medication leave you hurting?

Pharmacy errors are too common. And they’re dangerous.

You don’t have to treat this as a freak occurrence that you can’t do anything about. You have legal rights. You may be able to receive compensation for damage to your health and disruption to your life.

With a prescription error personal injury claim, you could receive:

  • Payment for medical treatment, lost wages and other costs imposed on you because of the mistaken prescription
  • Compensation for costs that go beyond measurement in dollars, such as the pain and suffering you endured

This isn’t like every other kind of legal case. You want to work with pharmacy error lawyers, like you find at The Bowling Law Firm. Bowling helps people in Louisiana and Mississippi harmed by bad prescriptions from Sam’s Club.

The firm has helped hundreds of people for almost four decades, winning them millions in injury settlements and awards.

We want to help you put this trauma behind you.


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 Sam’s Club 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 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.


Why Do Pharmacies at Sam’s Club and Other Chains Make Mistakes?

A pharmacy worker told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about chaotic working conditions and staff shortages at Walmart, Sam’s Club’s parent company. Always falling behind, workers regularly worked through breaks.

The New York Times described problems of pharmacists under too much pressure to work too fast at multiple big chains: CVSWalgreensRite Aid and Walmart.

News reports have given examples of dangerous pharmacy mistakes at Walmart.

One man died after receiving another person’s prescription.

The Mayo Clinic News Network explained what common pharmacy mistakes look like.

They included mixing up medications with similar names, accidentally swapping pills that look similar, dispensing too much of a drug because it’s an ingredient in different medications, mistaking ear drops and eye drops, mixing up directions for pills that should be chewed vs. swallowed, and prescribing different drugs that combine to cause ill effects.

So what can you do about it if Sam’s Club botched your prescription and hurt you?

Talk to lawyers who know how to go up against big pharmacies.

The Bowling Law Firm’s mission is to protect your rights.

Tell us what happened to you. There’s no cost for you to talk to us about your options.


Do Medication Errors Happen Very Often?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported getting 100,000 medication error complaints each year.

The Mayo Clinic article estimated hundreds of thousands of people are harmed by prescription errors each annually.

One study estimated even higher numbers: 1.5 million people hurt by pharmacy errors in the United States every year, said The New York Times.

These are among the most common forms of prescription errors:

  • Incorrect dose
  • Incorrect medication
  • Giving you another person’s prescription
  • Wrong instructions
  • Prescribing drugs that have dangerous interactions
  • Forgetting about effects of your existing prescriptions
  • Failing to warn you about side effects

And if you’re ordering online, it’s easy for details to fall through the cracks.

Pharmacy errors can cause serious damage to your health, including brain injury and other catastrophic injuries.

Let us help you recover financially if you were wronged by a Sam’s Club pharmacy in Louisiana or Mississippi .


What The Bowling Law Firm Brings to Your Sam’s Club Prescription Error Case

Prescription error legal cases require understanding of complex medical issues and personal injury law. This isn’t like other personal injury cases.

You want a lawyer with just the right experience. That’s The Bowling Law Firm.

Our experience has been validated by our colleagues across the legal profession:

  • 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).
  • David Bowling has been named in “Super Lawyers.”
  • David Bowling and the firm were listed in “Best Lawyers in America” for personal injury and medical malpractice.

The legal core of any personal injury claim, including a prescription error claim, is negligence.

It’s not enough just to say something harmful happened to you. You need to show that the pharmacy acted with negligence.

An experienced pharmacy error lawyer will know what to do.

After a painful episode with a pharmacy like Sam’ Club, let The Bowling Law Firm help you move forward.


Contact Personal Injury Attorneys Today

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 and Mississippi.


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