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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.

How to Prevent Confusing Labels from Causing Drug Dosage Errors

David W. Hodges
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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Medication dosage mistakes can occur in hospitals, at pharmacies and even at home. While doctors and pharmacists shouldn’t make drug errors, sometimes they do and these mistakes compromise patients’ lives. Because many pharmacy errors occur each year, consumers need to be aware of the dangers of medication errors and learn how to protect themselves.

It Starts With the Label           

Prescription drug labeling can be confusing and cause patients to take the wrong dosage of drugs. While this type of medication error should be prevented by diligent pharmacists and the use of clear labels, patients also can reduce their risks by taking the following steps:

  • Know the drug name and confirm that the name of the drug on the outside of the bottle matches the name of the medication you should be receiving.
  • Ask the pharmacist to clarify the directions if you don’t understand the dosage instructions.
  • Read the entire label prior to taking any medication to understand if you should take the medication with or without food and at which time of day.
  • Read the warning stickers to know what risks or side effects could occur.
  • Read the separate instruction pamphlet that is included with the prescription.

While pharmacists and doctors shouldn’t make drug and dosage mistakes, they often do. This is why the suggestions listed above will help you reduce your risk of medication and dosage error. If you were harmed as a result of pharmacy negligence, call Kennedy Hodges L.L.P. at 888-526-7616 for a free consultation today with a skilled pharmacy error lawyer.

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