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What do the legal experts at Kennedy Hodges have to say about injury accidents caused by prescription errors?

By continuously researching legal briefs, journals, and case studies, the lawyers at Kennedy Hodges put their legal expertise to work by providing readers with information and legal opinions about injuries and medical conditions resulting from prescription errors across the county. Check out their blogs, which cover a wide range of topics, including common causes of the pharmacy errors, symptoms, treatments, and tips on handling an insurance claim.

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4/17/2014
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Caution: Four Ways You Can Harm Your CVS Pharmacy Error Claim

If you have been harmed by a CVS pharmacy error, find out what you don’t want to do, so that you don’t harm your pharmacy malpractice case.

Category: CVS Claims

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4/10/2014
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Types of Pharmaceutical Errors Occurring at CVS Pharmacies

It is important to your health and safety that you’re aware of the types of pharmacy mistakes that take place behind the counter at CVS and at other pharmacies.

Category: CVS Claims

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4/2/2014
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Small Pills Can Pack a Powerful Punch

When it comes to medication, getting the wrong pill can cause an adverse outcome. This is why you need to understand the power small pills have on your health.

Category: CVS Claims

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3/27/2014
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Where Can Children Receive Incorrect Medications?

Children are vulnerable to receiving the wrong medications just about anywhere. Find out where one child was administered incorrect medication.

Category: Wrong Medication

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3/22/2014
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Patients Beware: Most States Don’t Require Pharmacy Errors Be Reported

It is important for patients to know that pharmacy mistakes occur frequently, so they are aware pharmacists could make mistakes with their prescriptions.

Category: State Pharmacy Laws

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3/17/2014
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Better Medication Information Could Prevent More Medication Mistakes

Confused by the leaflet that accompanied your prescription? Consumers need to be protected against medication mistakes caused by unclear packaging information.

Category: Drug Error Prevention

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3/10/2014
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Do Pharmacy Boards Get to the Bottom of a Complaint?

Have you wondered if the Texas State Pharmacy Board gets to the bottom of a pharmacy complaint or if they are just act as a sounding board? Find out more here.

Category: State pharmacy boards

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3/2/2014
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Asking a CVS Pharmacist Questions Is Your Best Defense Against Errors

Find out why you should spend a couple of extra minutes at your local CVS pharmacy to ask the pharmacist on duty questions about your medication.

Category: CVS Claims

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2/27/2014
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Walgreens Shoppers and Pharmacists Should Focus on Quality, Not Speed

Next time you get your prescription at Walgreens, don’t be worried about getting your meds filled quickly. Instead, focus on getting the right prescription.

Category: Walgreens Claims

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2/22/2014
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Pharmacists Have a Duty to Care for Their Patients

When pharmacists fail to properly fill medications and care for their patients correctly, they may be liable for breaching their duty of care.

Category: Pharmacy Malpractice

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2/17/2014
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Calling All Drug Makers to Make Children’s Medicines Safer

Kids often suffer accidental overdoses by swallowing high amounts of medicine. Now, drug makers are asked to add safety devices to make children’s meds safer.

Category: Kids Rx Errors

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2/10/2014
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Emotional Injuries: The Reality of Pharmacy Errors

When patients suffer injuries as a result of medication mix-ups and pharmacy negligence, emotional injuries along with physical injuries are often the result.

Category: Other Errors

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2/2/2014
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What Can Happen When Pharmacists Fill the Wrong Dosage of Drugs

When a pharmacist fills the wrong dose of medication, people can suffer needlessly as a result. Find out how to make a pharmacy pay for their mistakes.

Category: Wrong Dosage

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1/27/2014
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How to Stop Drug Confusion and Pharmacy Malpractice in the New Year

There are many drug names that sound the same and are often confused. Find out here how you can help save yourself from being a victim of pharmacy malpractice.

Category: Pharmacy Malpractice

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1/22/2014
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Life or Death? How a Pharmacist Error Can Impact a Baby

A baby received 10 times the amount of medication he was supposed to get due to a pharmacist error. Now, he is on life support fighting for his life.

Category: Kids Rx Errors

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1/17/2014
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How Fatal Pharmacy Errors Can Be Prevented with Software Alerts

There are computer programs in place to prevent medication errors, but doctors & pharmacists have to pay attention to the alerts for the software to be useful.

Category: Other Errors

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1/10/2014
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Spanish-Translated Medication Labels May Cause Dosage Confusion

When medication labels are translated from English into Spanish, confusion can occur due to translation inaccuracies—leading to patients taking wrong dosages.

Category: Wrong Dosage

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1/2/2014
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Beware: Walgreens Pharmacists May Fill Ear Drops Instead of Eye Drops

When you have a prescription for eye drops, check you medication to make sure the pharmacist didn’t fill the wrong drug and give you ear drops by mistake.

Category: Walgreens Claims

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12/27/2013
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Responsibilities for California Pharmacists Have Increased

Find out why patient safety may be a concern following the newly expanded duties of California pharmacists as a result of Senate Bill 493. Pharmacists have now been granted healthcare “provider status,” which will drastically changes the responsibilities of pharmacists in California.

Category: State Pharmacy Laws

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12/22/2013
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Spelling Correctly Is Vital in Preventing Pharmacy Errors

Since many drugs on the market have similar names, spelling out the name of a drug is more important than ever, as it could help to reduce wrong medications from being filled by mistake.

Category: Drug Error Prevention

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12/17/2013
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It Appears That the Pennsylvania State Pharmacy Board Has Been Busy

Find out what has been keeping the Pennsylvania State Pharmacy Board busy this last year. Could it be an increase in complaints? Find out here.

Category: State pharmacy boards

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12/10/2013
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Permanent Injuries: a Sad Reality of CVS Pharmacy Negligence

A customer of an Alton CVS pharmacy has filed a lawsuit alleging that he suffered permanent injuries as a result of receiving the wrong medication.

Category: CVS Claims

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12/2/2013
David W. Hodges
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How Ailing Pharmacists May Cause Pharmacy Errors at Walgreens

When a pharmacist goes to work feeling ill, that pharmacist is more likely to make a pharmacy error at Walgreens due to an impaired mental and physical state.

Category: Walgreens Claims

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11/27/2013
David W. Hodges
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Several Possible Parties to Blame When Fatal Medication Mistakes Occur

When hospital or pharmacy errors occur, find out who may be liable for a medication mistake that causes injuries or fatalities.

Category: Other Errors

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11/22/2013
David W. Hodges
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Who Is Liable for Injuries That Result From Prescription Misfills?

Find out who you can hold liable for injuries that you may have suffered as a result of a prescription misfill here from a pharmacy malpractice attorney.

Category: Pharmacy Malpractice

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