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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.

Four Tips for staying safe at the pharmacy

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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How to check for prescription errorsWe all know that every pharmacy has made mistakes. It's not uncommon for a pharmacy to fill 400 prescriptions in one day, or as many as 1,000. This gives a pharmacist two minutes or less to spend on a script. Sometimes, drugs that sound alike are placed on shelves directly next to each other. Another cause of error is that names are confused, or dosages are misinterpreted. There are things you can do to protect yourself and your family from medication misfills and mistakes.
1.  Look at What You've Got
Always make sure your medicine looks right. Are these the same yellow pills you've been taking for the last year, or do they look different? Notice the shape, the color, and the markings on the pills.
2.  Check for Recalls/Interactions
It can take 180 days for a recalled medication to show up in a pharmacy's data banks. Some pharmacies don't update their databases as quickly as they could, or should. Look in places that are reputable for information about your medicine.
You can look up side effects or drug interactions to include herbs and over-the-counter medicines. Look up the side effects yourself - this can save you from being the victim of an egregious pharmacy error.
3.  If You Discover a Mistake
If you look up your medications and they don't look right, or they are not marked right, or if you discover an interaction the pharmacy missed, print out your findings, if you can, and take it with you to the pharmacy. Return the medicine and exchange it for what you were supposed to get, or wait while the doctor's office is called and your prescription is filled.
4.  If you have already taken this incorrect medication, proceed to the nearest emergency room, with ALL of your medications.
Document your troubles as much as you can. Get copies of your emergency department records, and the records of any hospital stay you may have as result of the error. Remember that medication mistakes can kill so don't put it off because you think it's not a big deal. As soon as you get home from the hospital, call a competent attorney to protect your rights. Don't talk to the pharmacy. Don't talk to their insurance adjusters, and don't sign anything before you talk to a lawyer.
Pharmacy error victims: You Have Rights. Learn them by ordering our free book.
If you or your loved one has been the victim of pharmacy malpractice, you have rights. You have the right to have your damages covered and the right to be compensated for lost wages and other losses that are due to pharmacy error. You also have resources. Order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors," to get educated on your rights when a pharmacy error occurs. You can also call our office for a free case review: 888-526-7616.

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