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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.
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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.
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Medication Errors in Children: a Problem Bigger than Texas

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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When your child is the victim of a Texas medication mistake, you will likely wonder how medical professionals can make these kinds of mistakes.  Unfortunately, infant medication errors are horrifyingly common—not just in Texas, but all over the world.

A study published in a 2002 issue of Pediatric and Perinatal Drug Therapy found that 28% of all drug mistakes are the result of a dosage error.  Many of these victims were children too young to fight off the effects of an overdose—and mistakes were often not discovered until the patients complained of side effects.

The study uncovered some unsettling facts about medication errors in children:

  • Infants less than age one are at particular risk of dosage errors.
  • The second most common type of medication error was administration of the wrong drug, which caused five infant fatalities in seven years.
  • The American Children’s Emergency Department reported that one-third of ER medication errors involved patients given the wrong drug as a result of similar packaging or similar drug name.
  • Between 1993 and 2000, four children were killed by anesthesia overdose while undergoing dental surgeries.
  • Overdoses are more likely to be caught before administering to adult patients than in infants, since a tenfold mistake is for an infant is often a  regular-sized adult dose

Get more prescription error information by ordering our FREE book, “How to Make Pharmacies Pay For Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.”  For a free consultation with a board-certified Houston prescription drug error lawyer, call Kennedy Hodges today at 888-526-7616.

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