What are my rights if I recently transferred my prescriptions to the pharmacy at my work and it gave me the wrong medicine?

I got a call from them last night saying that last month, instead of giving me the extended release beta blocker I have to take, they gave me the regular form and just now noticed the mistake. They asked if I was and if I had taken my blood pressure recently. The whole thing made me nervous really. I just don’t know if I can or even should do anything. I could have had a heart attack from switching medication like that.

Asked on December 4, 2015 under Malpractice Law, New Hampshire


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

You don't have a case against the pharmacy because you did not have any illness or injury caused by the incorrect medicine.  You would need to have medical bills and medical reports to document injury or illness from the wrong medicine in order to prevail in a claim of negligence against the pharmacy.

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