When a pharmaceutical company distributes its drugs to pharmacies, the pharmacists have an expectation that the contents of those shipments have been labeled correctly. If the drug manufacturer has failed to do this, or if a pharmacist later labels a patient’s filled prescription incorrectly, the patient may suffer significant and needless health problems as a consequence.
If you or someone you love has been harmed because of negligent labeling of medications, you may be able to pursue financial compensation for related medical bills and other damages. To learn more about your legal rights and options, contact the St. Louis incorrect labeling lawyers of the Finney Law Office by calling 314-646-0300 today.
The Hazard of Incorrect Labels
The potent chemicals which are utilized in modern pharmaceutical products have the potential to cause tremendous harm if a drug is not taken in accordance with strict standards. When drug companies or pharmacists mislabel the drugs that patients use, those patients rendered incredibly vulnerable.
The following hazards may be linked to these mistakes:
- Taking too much or too little of a drug due to mislabeled dosing or concentrations
- Taking a medication labeled with the wrong drug name, potentially interfering with recovery, causing harm, or triggering an allergic reaction
- Increasing the likelihood of side effects about which a patient was not advised
Resolving the resulting health concerns may require immediate treatment, which can increase already high medical expenses and take a heavy emotional toll on a patient, in addition to the physical effects.
If you have sustained an injury because of a drug label error, we can help. Contact the St. Louis incorrect labeling attorneys of the Finney Law Office at 314-646-0300 today to discuss your case with a skilled and experienced legal representative.