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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.

Life or Death? How a Pharmacist Error Can Impact a Baby

Galvin B. Kennedy
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing personal injury, pharmacy error, and overtime law
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Infants are smaller, weaker, and more susceptible to injuries and damages when given the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of medication. Although doctors, nurses, and pharmacists are aware of this and most do excellent jobs of helping children get well, sometimes critical errors by medical professionals occur—causing serious injuries.

One recent example of a needless medical error involved a hospital giving a baby too much medication. Baby Jaden Williams was born five weeks premature and was diagnosed with meningitis. Jaden’s parents said they expected a long road to recovery for their little boy, but they expected their child to get better, not worse.

Sadly, while Jaden was being treated for meningitis at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Fontana, California, he was over-medicated. It appears that a pharmacist made a critical mistake that caused baby Jaden to receive 10 times more medication than what was prescribed. Medical records indicated that Jaden was given 280 milligrams of Acyclovir instead of 28 milligrams.

Now a six-week-old boy is being kept alive on a ventilator after his heart stopped and his brain began to swell after receiving too much medication. The hospital emailed NBC4 news a statement, “Due to an individual pharmacist error, the child was given more of the medication than he should have received. This dosage could potentially have adverse effects on the kidney or liver, but this has not occurred. The maximum pharmaceutical recommendation is 168 milligrams in 24 hours, and he received 280 milligrams, an additional 112 milligrams.”

According to Jaden’s parents, while the hospital did admit to overdosing their baby, the hospital also tried blaming his worsening condition on his meningitis instead of the medication overdose. Now, Jaden is on life support and fighting for his life.

As lawyers who represent victims of pharmacy errors, we send our best wishes to baby Jaden. We would also like to offer our free report to anyone who has suffered at the hands of a pharmacist. Download your free copy of How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Error, or call us to schedule your free consultation today.

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