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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.

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A recent study by Weill Cornell Medical College uncovered some surprising facts about the rate of doctors using e-prescribing to send prescriptions to the pharmacy.

E-prescription software programs greatly reduce the amount of errors because doctors are not writing prescriptions by hand and pharmacists do not have to decipher handwritten prescriptions, which are often illegible.  Researchers found that doctors in the study made 37 errors per 100 prescriptions through handwritten prescriptions, but only seven errors per 100 using e-prescription software.

Despite safety benefits, many doctors reluctant to use E-prescription systems
The study showed that doctors who wrote paper prescriptions averaged five errors per 100 prescriptions. Surprisingly, despite the huge drop in errors with e-prescribing, only 36 percent of prescriptions were e-prescribed in 2011.

The biggest barrier to widespread implementation of these programs is funding. E-prescription programs costs thousands of dollars, not to mention the training costs associated with them.

Thousands of people suffer from pharmacy error every year
Doctors and pharmacists are only human and there is no way to eliminate the risk of error. Unfortunately, this means hundreds of people suffer injuries from medication errors every year. Bad handwriting is just one way that adverse drug events can occur.

Receiving the wrong prescription, confusion with similar-sounding drug names, transcribing the wrong dosage, and incorrect dosage instructions are some of the most common forms of prescription errors.

If you or a loved one suffered injury after a prescription error you should contact a pharmacy error lawyer to investigate the facts of your case. Contact our office for a free case review today at 1-888-526-7616. You can also order our free book, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

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