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Concerns Over Medication Mistakes Involving Wrong Drug Dosages

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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As more studies are being done on medication mistakes, more people are becoming concerned for their safety when dealing with hospitals and pharmacies. Shockingly, millions of medication mistakes occur annually in hospitals and pharmacies across this nation. In fact, it is estimated that about 1.5 million people are made sick, and about 200,000 people suffer fatal injuries as a result of medication mistakes each year.

One of the biggest reasons for injuries and fatalities occurs from wrong drug dosages. Sadly, people can receive an incorrect dose of drugs in any of the following ways, including:

  • Doctors accidentally prescribing the wrong dosage
  • Pharmacists mistakenly filling the incorrect dosage
  • Hospital medical staff members accidentally administering the wrong drug dosage

Although we trust that doctors, pharmacists and medical care workers are there to make us healthy, medication mistakes happen every day around this country. As a result, patients can sometimes suffer a stroke, liver failure, or coma and never fully recover.  When patients mistakenly receive too high of a drug dosage, the reality is that patients can die as a result.

In both hospitals and pharmacies there are new technologies that are in place to help prevent medication mistakes and reduce wrong drug dosage errors; however, mistakes still happen due to human error. Sadly, those who take more medications, such as baby boomers, or those who suffer from medical conditions, are more susceptible to medication mistakes.

If you have suffered harm, or if your loved one has died as a result of getting the incorrect drug dosage, contact the experienced medication error attorneys at Kennedy Hodges for a free consultation at 888-526-7616 today—we’re standing by to help.

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