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Who Do I Sue for a Prescription Error?

Who Do I Sue for a Prescription Error?

Doctors make mistakes, but when they do, it can be dangerous. If you’re prescribed the wrong medication and it ends up causing you harm, you may have the option to file a medical malpractice claim to pay for damages resulting from your injuries. However, a doctor is only liable if they are the one who makes the mistake. Below we’ll discuss the parties that you may be able to sue for a prescription error.

Physician or Nurse

The doctor may be held responsible only if they made an error in choosing the prescription. These mistakes happen more often than you may believe and they constitute medical malpractice, which may open the physician up to a lawsuit. A nurse attending a patient can also be negligent in administering medication and be sued for medical malpractice.


A patient who is in the hospital usually has their prescriptions filled by the hospital pharmacy. If a pharmacist or technician incorrectly fills the prescription or mislabels it, then they may be liable for any injuries resulting from the error.

Finding out who made the prescription error is the key first step to your medical malpractice case. If you hire one of our experienced Greenville medical malpractice lawyers, we can help you find answers. As part of our discovery process, we can trace the prescription through the entire chain to find out if an error occurred and who was responsible for it. If you have reason to believe that an error in medication resulted in your injuries, please contact us at Christian & Christian. Our team of injury advocates has more than 95 years of collective legal experience and we even have a legal nurse consultant on staff that brings insider knowledge to medical malpractice cases.

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