A new law, Emily’s Law, has been implemented in to our society.
Emily’s Law requires that all pharmacy technicians have completed high-school, or have obtained a GED, agree to a criminal background check and pass a pharmacy proficiency exam. Before this law, there were no rules or regulations for pharmacy technicians.
This movement started after 2-year-old Emily Jerry died in the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, after she was given the wrong dosage of her medicine.
Emily had been battling against a large tumor, and the pharmacy technician on duty accidentally put 26 times the normal amount of saline in to her chemotherapy medicine. The hospital pharmacist did not see the error.
Pharmacy errors can be extremely dangerous, or even fatal. If you or a loved one has suffered on behalf of another’s negligence, please contact your Lake Geneva personal injury attorney at 800-242-2874