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Mock Trial Teaches Pharmacy Students About Dangers of Dosage Errors

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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Recently, pharmacy students at Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy were presented with a mock trial based on a real incident that took place involving the death of a child in 2006 from a pharmacist’s medication error.

On Friday, August 10, 2012, attorneys were joined by some of Auburn’s faculty and staff to put on a mock trial based on the criminal case – the first for the school that has previously presented mock civil trials regarding medication errors. 

The Dean of Auburn’s Harrison School of Pharmacy said, “Mock trial is the best way to drive home the idea of professional responsibility. It’s a lesson that student pharmacists need to practice now. They are a trusted medical professional from this point on.”

The case was based on the case of an Ohio pharmacist charged with reckless homicide after he was accused by an Ohio grand jury for a lethal medication error that led to the death of a two-year-old patient. In this case, a technician made the chemotherapy solution with the wrong dosage of sodium chloride; however, the pharmacist approved it without noticing the dosage error.

In the real life case, the pharmacist agreed to a plea of no contest to involuntary manslaughter and served six months in county jail, six months of home detention, 400 hours of community service, three years of probation, and the Ohio Board of Pharmacy revoked his license. 

The school looked at this case to show students they have a professional responsibility to patients as a pharmacist.

Dangers of Wrong Medication Dosage

When a pharmacist fills the medication wrong or provides the wrong dosage, serious injuries can occur. Even if it is an accident, pharmacists need to be held responsible for their negligent actions so that fewer people are injured in these types of situations in the future. 

If you or a loved one has been injured by a pharmacy dosage error, call Kennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 today and receive a free consultation from an experienced prescription error lawyer. You can also request your free copy of our report How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

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