Sara Hashmi, PharmD, JD brings a unique skillset to our medical malpractice team with her over fifteen years of experience as a pharmacist with a top international retail pharmacy, including several years of managerial experience. This experience, combined with her background in defending medical malpractice cases, provides her a comprehensive perspective on medical and pharmaceutical negligence cases. She has recently expanded her practice to all injury cases, where her medical background will well-serve those clients who are injured as a result of the negligence of another company or individual.
Sara’s first career began when she obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Her clinical rotations in her final year of pharmacy school exposed her to a broad array of medical specialties including infectious disease, toxicology, nephrology, cardiology and internal medicine, to name a few. After graduation, Sara decided to pursue her pharmacy career as a community pharmacist, starting at the ground level as a staff pharmacist in Memphis. She worked with patients daily regarding drug use, side effects, dosage and storing. She also worked with physicians advising them on the proper selection and use of medication with corresponding dosages. She moved to Texas, where she secured a staff pharmacist position and was quickly advanced to the position of pharmacy manager. As a manager she worked in all aspects of business operations including inventory management, employee relations, insurance adjudication, compliance and customer service. In addition, she has served as a pharmacy consultant to various outpatient centers regarding pharmacy related issues including drug retention, drug storage, inventory management, drug destruction, document retention and board compliance.
After ten years in the pharmacy industry and while continuing to work as a pharmacist, Sara attended law school at South Texas College of Law Houston. She excelled in law school garnering top scores including receiving the CALI Award in two classes, including Legal Research and Writing. Sara was named to the Dean’s Honor List and was invited to become a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity.
After law school, Sara went to work for one of the top medical malpractice insurance defense firms in Texas. She worked with doctors, other healthcare providers and healthcare institutions who were being sued for medical malpractice and was involved in all aspects of medical record review, pre-suit analysis, discovery, expert witness management, trial development and client mandated reporting procedures. Sara has more than five years of experience in defending medical malpractice cases as well as successfully defending medical providers against investigation by their respective licensing boards. She has also served as an instructor at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy where she taught Pharmacy Law and Ethics.