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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.
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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.
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.

The Reality of Texas Pharmacists Overdosing Patients

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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Pharmacists in Texas and throughout this nation fill many prescriptions every day. While most medications given to customers typically help instead of harm, sometimes pharmacy errors are made that cause patients to suffer health problems. This can occur when pharmacists fill the wrong dosages of medications, and patients take the drugs not having any idea that the medications they are taking are incorrect dosages.

According to an interview by KEYE TV, Kim Pfeiffer, mother of son Karl, told the television news station that her son was put in the hospital twice because a pharmacy in southwest Travis County made a mistake with her son’s medicine. “I just couldn’t believe the medicine had been overdosing my child for six months,” said Pfeiffer. Her son was supposed to receive 25-milligram pills, but the pharmacy dispensed 150-milligram pills instead. “They had the wrong dosage. Six times wrong,” said Pfeiffer, who had no idea the pharmacy made this dangerous mistake with her son’s medication.

According to KEYE TV, this is just one of the hundreds of dispensing error complaints made each year to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. Sadly, many of us rely on prescriptions and trust pharmacists at our local pharmacies to dispense the correct medications. However, the truth is that mistakes with our drugs can occur and could be potentially harmful or deadly.

Because of the reality of receiving a prescription overdose, our pharmacy error lawyers always recommend that patients check their medications before taking them, and go online and type in the pill identifier (the code found on the pill) to reduce their chances of taking the wrong pill or wrong drug dosage. However, even if you didn’t check your pills and were harmed as a result of a pharmacy mistake, you have rights. To learn about your rights, you should order a free copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

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