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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.

Nurses Help Patients Speak Up About Hospital Drug 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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The American Society of Hospital Pharmacists realizes that there are many people who may have an influence on a prescription before it reaches a patient.  This is especially true in hospitals, since nurses are not only overseeing your medication but the medication of numerous other patients—and a prescription drug error in these circumstances can be fatal.
In order to reduce the risk of medication errors in hospitals, nurses are advised not only to double check all medications before administering, but also to interact with the patient to make sure he stays informed about his health care. 
A few ways the ASHP recommends nurses educate patients about their medications:
  • Nurses should discuss the use and dosage of all medications with a patient (or a patient’s caregiver) and make sure the patient understands how much of each medication he normally receives.  Patients should also know why they are taking each medication and beware of any drug interactions, allergies or special instructions.
  • If a patient raises questions about a medication at any point, nurses must listen, answer to the best of their ability and double-check the medication order if the patient thinks it may be incorrect. 
  • If a patient objects to a medication or method of treatment, his decision should be discussed with his physician and documented in his patient records
To learn more about what you can do after a hospital medication mistake, contact the board-certified pharmacy error lawyers at Kennedy Hodges today at 888-526-7616.

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