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Pharmacist Video Case Study: Wrong dose error results from improper supervision of a pharmacy technician

According to HPSO and CNA’s analysis of pharmacist professional liability claims in the Pharmacist Professional Liability Exposure Claim Report: 2nd Edition one of the types of pharmacy errors that most commonly lead to a professional liability claim are errors related to the wrong dose being dispensed. By learning from the experiences of their peers, pharmacists and pharmacy business owners can identify risk control strategies they can employ to help mitigate these risks.

This case involves a pharmacist business owner who independently owned a community pharmacy where a wrong dose error led to a medical malpractice claim.

In this video you will learn:
  • The circumstances surrounding the drug error.
  • What the expert witnesses testified.
  • The final cost of the malpractice lawsuit.
  • Risk management recommendations for avoiding similar circumstances

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