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Types of Errors

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.

Find Out What Exactly Is a Medication Error

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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While prescription drugs are used to help people and treat illnesses, they can also cause serious injuries and even death when the wrong medication is given to a patient. According to a 2006 report by the Institute of Medicine and National Academies, there are about 1.5 million preventable medication errors that cause people harm annually in the United States due to negligent medical professionals.

Understanding Medication Errors

According to the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention, a medication error is defined as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer. Such events may be related to the professional practice, health care products, procedures, and systems, including prescribing; order communication; product labeling, packaging, and nomenclature; compounding; dispensing; distribution; administration; education; monitoring; and use.”

Not all of the above accounts of medication errors are caused by pharmacists since doctors, nurses and pharmaceutical companies also make errors; however, pharmacists are at fault in a good percentage of medication errors. When a pharmacist fills and gives out the wrong drug, it is a medication error.

If you or a loved one suffered a health complication such as an allergic reaction due to a medication error, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Victims of allergic reactions to wrong medication are entitled to pursue justice. To find out more, please order a FREE copy of our report How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, or call a pharmacy error attorney at Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. for a complimentary consultation at 888-526-7616 today.

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