An Oregon plaintiff alleged that an incorrect prescription given to her by her pharmacist injured her ability to conceive. The woman’s physician prescribed her Clomiphene. Clomiphene is a medication used to help fertility. The pharmacist accidentally gave her Clomipramine, an anti-depressant.
After taking a dose of the incorrect medication, the woman was rushed to the emergency room by ambulance. The woman’s fertility treatments had to be halted while she recovered from the incident, thereby negatively impacting her ability to conceive.
The woman filed a lawsuit against the pharmacy for $680,000. The outcome of the suit is unknown. The injured customer alleged lost earnings, present and future medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Medication errors involving similar sounding medications, such as Clomiphene and Clomipramine, are common place. Coupled with poor handwritten prescriptions, it is not surprising that these types of mistakes occur.
Many pharmacists complain of the demand of having to fill more prescriptions every day, and long, intense shifts with few breaks. They often express concern over the volume of mistakes.
Have You Been Affected by a Pharmacy Mistake?
If you or a loved one has recently been harmed after being provided with the wrong medication, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the injuries you have sustained. At Kane Law, we handle pharmacy error cases. To learn more about how we can help you pursue a claim for compensation, call 1-866-764-6060.