Tulsa Pharmaceutical Liability Attorney
Pharmacy Errors & Negligence in Oklahoma
Like other medical providers and facilities, pharmacies have a responsibility to adhere to a certain standard of care. This includes properly dispensing medications, managing patients’ medical records, and communicating with prescribing physicians, hospitals, and others. When pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy assistants, and other similar medical providers fail to provide acceptable care, patients can be seriously hurt.
If you or someone you love was harmed due to a pharmaceutical error, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. Since 1983, Brewster & De Angelis has been fighting on behalf of victims of all types of medical malpractice, including pharmacy negligence. Our Tulsa pharmaceutical liability attorneys are here to provide the answers, information, and dedicated legal representation you need to move forward.
Examples of Pharmacy Errors & Negligence
Any time a pharmacy or pharmacy employee fails to uphold the standard of accepted care, it is considered pharmacy malpractice.
Some specific examples of common pharmacy errors include:
- Dispensing the wrong medication
- Giving medication to the wrong patient
- Misreading prescriptions/abbreviations on prescriptions
- Failing to provide proper instructions to the patient
- Substituting a prescribed drug for another
- Unavailable or inaccurate patient information
- Failing to obtain a patient’s medical history, including drug allergies
- Incorrectly preparing/filling prescriptions (wrong dose, wrong amount, etc.)
- Poor communication between medical providers
- Failing to consider or detect adverse drug reactions/interactions
Defective Pharmaceutical Drugs
In addition to pharmacy errors, pharmaceutical liability can apply to pharmaceutical companies that manufacture, sell, or distribute defective drugs. These entities are responsible for adequately testing the efficacy and safety of their medications. However, in an effort to increase profits, pharmaceutical companies often push new drugs through expedited testing trials—or even ignore test results showing that certain medications put users at an unreasonable risk of foreseeable injury.
When pharmaceutical companies prioritize profits over public safety, they can and should be held accountable.
At Brewster & De Angelis, we represent individuals and families affected by defective pharmaceutical drugs, including but not limited to:
- Acne medications
- Diabetes medications
- Dialysis treatments
- Epileptic drugs
- Gastrointestinal drugs
- Heart disease medications
- Heartburn medications
- Osteoporosis drugs
- Proton pump inhibitors
- Stroke medications
We have successfully handled cases involving defective drugs like Vioxx, Baycol, Propulsid, and fentanyl patches, as well as claims involving contaminated medications, adverse drug reactions and interactions, untested and off-label drug use, and more.
How Brewster & De Angelis Can Help
Whether you have been harmed by a pharmacist’s negligence, or your loved one died after taking a defective drug, our Tulsa pharmaceutical liability lawyers can help you fight for the fair compensation you are owed. We have extensive trial experience and a long history of success in complex personal injury, product liability, and medication error cases, and we provide highly personalized and compassionate client service from start to finish.
When you choose Brewster & De Angelis, you don’t just get one attorney working on your case—you get an entire team of experienced legal professionals working for you. There are no upfront or out-of-pocket fees when you hire our team. Instead, we only get paid if you do!
Available & Responsive
The attorneys at Brewster & De Angelis are always available to provide you with updates and answer questions regarding your case. At the end of the day, we work for you and pride ourselves on being available regardless of the situation.
Focused On Your Best Interests
When going through a legal matter, things can seem scary and uncontrollable. Our team works to refine the legal process in order to ensure you not only understand exactly what is going on, but also that your goals and interests are taken into account with every decision.
Collaborative Legal Strategies
Unlike other law firms, we handle a small number of cases so that our team can focus on getting you results. When it is time to get ready for trial, you can be assured that our full team of litigators has convened to get you the best possible outcome.
Dedicated & Trusted Counsel
At Brewster & De Angelis we have the top litigators in Tulsa, Oklahoma and we have been serving our community for over forty years, giving us the tools and knowledge to aggressively and effectively handle your case.