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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.

Medication Errors Just as Common and Dangerous in Hospitals

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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Hospital medication mistakesHospital Mix-Ups and Errors

Medication errors are just as common in hospitals as pharmacies. In 2009, within hours of each other, two Florida women were given the wrong drugs, and one lost her twins, and another gave birth prematurely, causing severe brain damage to the baby.

The Mix-Up

The women were supposed to have been given progesterone suppositories and be on bed rest according to doctor’s orders. Instead, nurses gave them a powerful drug used to expel miscarriages from the uterus. The twins were stillborn. The other baby was expelled into a toilet after hours of abdominal pain and cramping. Nurses told the five- and-a-half months pregnant woman that she just needed to have a bowel movement. These incidents occurred at St. Mary’s Hospital in Palm Beach Florida in 2009. The hospital has since been sued, but due to silence orders filed on both plaintiffs, the outcome of the case is not known.
How to protect yourself and your loved ones.
You can help protect yourself from medication errors by asking questions.

  • What medication is the doctor ordering? 
  • Why is it being ordered? 
  • How is it supposed to be administered? 

Ask nurses and other providers what medication they are giving you and ask them to double check that they have the right medication. They can be as grumpy and insulted as they want to be - this is your life, your health, or the life and health of your loved one at stake.
Are you a medication mistake victim? You have rights.
If this sort of mix-up happens to you, whether you lose your pregnancy, you are only made a little sick, or the worst happens and you lose a loved one to a hospital medication error, you have rights. These kinds of mistakes are completely preventable, simply by being diligent and following standards of care. You have the right to sue hospitals and pharmacies who cause harm, in order to help protect others from these egregious errors.

Order our free book today to learn more about taking action against pharmacies for medication mistakes.

You can also download our free report:
Ten tips to protect your children from pharmacy error. This report includes what every parent should know about their children's medicines.

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