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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.

Painkiller Overdoses Are Often Caused by Prescription 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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You have probably heard stories about celebrities overdosing on prescription pain medications. The truth is, anyone could suffer a pain medication overdose in Houston--especially if your doctor prescribed a patch instead of a pill.

The FDA has issued warnings about the using the fentanyl transdermal system, an adhesive patch that delivers a powerful narcotic through the skin. Fentanyl is an opioid, a class of potentpain medicines that includes hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine, and can easily cause an overdose if the instructions are not followed carefully. For instance:

  • Wrongful prescribing.The FDA recommends that fentanyl patches should only be prescribed to cancer patients. However, many people have died or suffered serious side effects after their doctorsprescribed the patch for minor pain issues or did not check if the patient was opioid-intolerant.

  • Improper counseling. Patients who were not counseled on the proper use of the patches were likely to suffer an overdose of fentanyl. Many were confused about when to apply the patches, how often to replace them, or they applied heat to the area around the patch--all of which could cause dangerously high levels of fentanyl in the blood. 

If you have suffered a medication overdose due to a pharmacy mistake, our Texas pharmacy error attorneyscan get you the compensation you deserve. Call Kennedy Hodges today at 888-526-7616 to receive a FREE case evaluation, or simply submit the contact form on this page.

Want more information? Click the link above and we’ll send you a complimentary copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors
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