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Dangerous and Defective Drugs If you put your trust in a pharmaceutical company and were hurt by their product, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Wrong Medication Did you receive the wrong medication or incorrect prescription from a pharmacy? If you have suffered because of a medication error please call us for a free case review.
Wrong Dosage Common forms of medication error: incorrect dosage error. Order our free book to learn how to protect yourself and your family from wrong dosage errors.
Other Errors Order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, to learn your rights in prescription error cases.
Kids Rx Errors Order a free copy of The Top 10 Tips to Protect Your Children Against Pharmacy Errors. If you have suffered a prescription error contact our firm today.
Pharmacy Malpractice If you have suffered an injury because a pharmacy dispensed the wrong medication or made an error with your prescription, you are able to file a claim for negligence or malpractice and receive the compensation you deserve.
Walgreens Pharmacy Error Claims There have been numerous claims brought against Walgreens for pharmacy errors or prescription errors. Order our free book to learn how to take action.
CVS Pharmacy Error Claims If you've been injured because of a CVS Pharmacy prescription error, call us for help with your lawsuit at 888-526-7616.
State Pharmacy Boards If you have been severely injured because of a medication error, contact board-certified attorneys immediately to investigate your case free of charge.
Drug & Pharmacy Error Prevention Filing a pharmacy error lawsuit is the only way to make pharmacies take accountability for mistakes. Call our board certified attorneys for a free case review.
State Pharmacy Laws State laws on pharmacy malpractice. Learn the pharmacy error Statute of Limitation laws that apply to your state. Call 877-342-2020 for a free consultation.

Drug Name Confusion Causes Many Medication Errors

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There are thousands of drugs available on the U.S. market, each with a generic name and a trademarked name. You couldn’t possibly be expected to know them all, or even be able to tell them apart.

Unfortunately, many doctors and pharmacists have the same problem.

According to the FDA, roughly ten percent of all medication-related injuries are a result of drug name confusion. Side effects from these kinds of mistakes can range from nausea to organ failure, and in some cases, can cause wrongful death:

  • One 19-year-old man in treatment for schizophrenia suffered early signs of fatal complications after being given clozapine instead of olanzapine.
  • A 50-year-old woman was prescribed Volmax for bronchospasm, but given Flomax--a medication used to treat enlarged prostate. The mistake sent the woman to the hospital for corrective treatment. 
  • An 8-year-old patient was given methadone instead of the attention deficit disorder medication methylphenidate, and died as a result of the error.

What do each of these preventable drug errors have in common? In each case, the names of the drugs that were mistakenly given looked or sounded similar to the prescribed medication--a simple mistake that had dire consequences.

The prescription drug error lawyers at Kennedy Hodges make it their mission to protect victims of harmful medication mistakes. If someone you love has suffered due to a pharmacist’s mistake, call us today at 888-526-7616 for a free consultation on your case.

Not sure you need a lawyer? Click the link above and we’ll rush you a FREE copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.
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