As hard as it can be to deal with the injuries, illnesses, or fatalities caused by pharmacy malpractice, it becomes a much more daunting task when a legal battle for compensation looms in the future. By hiring a skilled and competent attorney you can trust, you can put your mind at ease regarding your legal worries and focus instead on moving forward with your life.
I am Stephen I. Leshner, an attorney with more than 30 years of experience practicing law. As a Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, I help my clients secure compensation for personal injuries and wrongful deaths that occur when a pharmacy makes a prescription error that causes serious injuries or even death.
Pharmacists Are Responsible for Each Prescription They Fill
While pharmacists only deliver drugs that have been prescribed by a doctor, they are more than just a mere rubber stamp. They are highly educated, autonomous experts who are expected to exercise their professional judgment with each prescription they fill. For example, I handled a case where a physician with a history of substance abuse had prescribed a woman the equivalent of well over 200 Percocet pills a day – an absurd amount much higher than the lethal dose.
The pharmacist filled the prescription and soon after the woman died of an overdose. On behalf of her family, I sued the physician (who had no medical malpractice insurance and had filed for bankruptcy) for medical malpractice and two pharmacies for pharmacy malpractice and wrongful death, as well as the Arizona Medical Board, for failing to properly supervise the physician. Even though the uninsured and bankrupt physician was largely responsible for this tragic event, I was able to recover a $1,150,000 settlement against one pharmacy, another substantial, confidential settlement against the other pharmacy, as well as a settlement of $250,000 against the Arizona Medical Board. I have handled many other cases where a pharmacist filled the prescription with the wrong drug or the wrong dosages, causing serious personal injury.
With Experience Comes a Reputation
Because of my experience in successfully handling pharmacy malpractice cases, I have developed a good rapport with the pharmacies’ defense attorneys. They know that I never bring a case unless it is a strong one, and frequently, we can negotiate a fair settlement out of court, thus saving my clients time, money and anxiety.
If you have been affected by pharmacy negligence, please contact me online or call 602 266-9000 to schedule a free consultation to go over the facts of your case.