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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.

FDA Study Proves Houston Medication Errors Can Be Fatal

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received almost 30,000 reports of medication mistakes since 1992. While the number is staggering, there is even worse news; the actual number is likely much higher.
These reports that are sent to the FDA by hospitals, medical centers, and pharmacies are all voluntary, and institutions may conceal the number of errors in order to avoid bad press.

The lack of true reporting may save a company's reputation, but it doesn't give them a chance to learn from their mistakes. Without intervention, the next prescription error in Houston could be life-threatening:

  • A man died of a massive hemorrhage after he mistakenly received a dose of the blood thinner warfarin that was intended for another patient.
  • A cancer patient was given a prescription for 260 milligrams of Taxol, but the pharmacy mistakenly gave him 260 milligrams of Taxotere instead. While both are chemotherapy drugs, Taxotere has a much higher concentration. The patient died of an overdose, but it was generally assumed he had died as a result of the cancer rather than a medication mistake.
This study proves that these tragedies happen every day-and most of them are entirely preventable. To learn more about these mistakes, order our free book, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, or call Kennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 to speak to an experienced Texas pharmacy error lawyer.
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