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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.

Double Check Your Prescription to Avoid Pharmacy Errors

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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What if you have been taking a medication for a long time and all of a sudden the drug’s name is different and it looks different? You may know that generic and brand-name drugs are required to look different in size, shape and color, and that they have different names; however, in order to ensure that you received the generic version or the right medication at the pharmacy, you need to ask.

If the drug looks different, you should never assume that the pharmacy filled the drug’s generic version instead of the brand-name medication. While this may be true in some cases, the pharmacy may have made an error and filled the wrong drug entirely. This is why it is critical that you are aware of the drug’s name and dose of your prescription.

Sometimes the bottle will verify that the drug is the generic substitution for a specific brand-name. Texas law requires the following statements to appear on the drug container:

  • Substituted for Brand Prescribed
  • Substituted for Brand Name, e.g., Substituted for Zocor

Even if these statements are on your pill bottle, it is wise to consult with the pharmacist for verification. By asking your pharmacist questions about your medication, you may be able to prevent medication mistakes.

If you have been harmed by a negligent pharmacist, call Texas pharmacy error attorneys at Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. at 888-526-7616 for a free consultation and request a FREE copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

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