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Types of Errors

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.

Pharmacist Malpractice

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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Pharmacies and pharmacists are vital to our medical system – they provide a safe way of getting medicine from the doctor’s prescription to the patient. Many people view pharmacists as merely people who follow orders from doctors and who don’t do much independent thinking.

However, it is very important that pharmacists use their knowledge and expertise on medications and the human body and apply that to the dispensing of medication. Pharmacists can be the only individuals who stand between a negligent doctor who prescribes the wrong dose or the wrong drug and the unsuspecting patient.

The vast majority of pharmacists are knowledgeable professionals who engage in a high level of care when they dispense medication. However, in some cases pharmacists commit negligence. Negligence occurs when a pharmacist breaches a duty of care to their customer, that breach causes harm to the customer, and there are damages as a result. If a pharmacist commits negligence, the pharmacist can be held legally responsible for those damages.

There are many ways in which pharmacists may commit negligence. They may misread the doctor’s handwriting, give the patient the wrong dose, give the patient the wrong directions on taking the medication, or give a patient another patient’s prescription. Any of these mistakes may not seriously harm the patient or may only have temporary side effects. However, for other patients, particularly vulnerable patients such as children and the elderly, the mistake can be catastrophic.

If you believe your pharmacist committed malpractice, and you have suffered serious damages as a result, you may wish to sue the pharmacist or the pharmacy. If you’re in Texas, call the pharmacy malpractice attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 713-489-9493. Our dedicated attorneys will help analyze your case in order to reach a good outcome for you. You can also learn more about our cases and updates by visiting our tiwtter handle: @PharmErrorLaw

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