A pharmacist gave me a medication which caused an allergic reaction. Can I sue?Return to FAQ Videos
Allergic reactions to medications can range from hives and itching to anaphylactic shock to death. It is important for the pharmacist to be mindful and to have registered in their computer system the allergies that you have told them about. You, the patient, must inform the pharmacist of what your allergies are. If the doctor has written for a prescription for which you have an allergy and the pharmacy fills that prescription with the knowledge of your allergic reaction, then yes the pharmacist can be held liable for his or her actions of filling that prescription and not consulting with the doctor to perhaps change it to something that you may not be allergic to.
If your do take the medication and you have an unfortunate reaction, please contact your doctor immediately and contact your pharmacist and then contact a lawyer who can help you navigate through the system of why the occurrence happened and the dispensing happened of that medication and seek the justice that you deserve in terms of compensation of medical bills, lost wages and any other health damages.