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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.

Importance of Checking Your Pills to Catch Wrong Prescriptions

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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Sometimes pharmacists make mistakes and don’t provide patients with correct medications, and sometimes doctors don’t select the correct buttons in the computer when electronically sending a prescription to a pharmacy. For both of the reasons listed here, it is critical that patients know what drug they are supposed to receive and check their pill bottles before leaving the pharmacy.

Our lives are busy, and people can be in hurry. However, taking a couple of extra seconds could mean not suffering a serious injury or dying from receiving the wrong prescription.

Once in awhile, doctors electronically send the wrong prescription to a pharmacy, or pharmacists fill the wrong medication. Additionally, pharmacy techs sometimes grab the wrong medication due to patients having similar names. Unfortunately, even a pharmacy mix-up can lead to a patient receiving the wrong medicine.

Because wrong medication gets into the hands of unsuspecting patients time and time again, it is essential that all patients take the time to look at their medicine bottles, labels, instructions, and the pills (if medicine is in pill form). Not only is it important to check medications for accuracy at the pharmacy, but also consumers should read the labels on their bottles prior to taking any medication.

Many people take two or more drugs, which is why reading labels is very important so that the wrong medication is not taken by mistake. Pill bottles, and sometimes pills, can look similar, which is why people should never make assumptions or take shortcuts when it comes to taking medication.

If you were a victim of wrong medication and pharmacy negligence, you have rights. Call the experienced pharmacy malpractice attorneys at Kennedy Hodges (888-526-7616) to schedule a free consultation to learn more.

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