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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.

Four Steps You Can Take to Distance Yourself from Prescription Error Consequences

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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Consumers often find themselves victims of prescription mistakes. Our pharmacy error attorneys recently reported on two women in Rhode Island who received the wrong medications from their local pharmacies. While both of these cases didn’t result in serious injuries or fatalities for the patients involved, some innocent victims aren’t so lucky. 

In order to make sure you and your family avoid prescription errors, make sure you follow these steps:

  • Talk to your doctor – before leaving the doctor’s office, ask the doctor to spell out the name of the drug and understand the dosage that was prescribed. Ask about dosing instructions and if the medication should be taken on a full or empty stomach. Get as much information about the drug from your doctor instead of relying on the local pharmacy.
  • Talk to your pharmacist – when picking up your medication, ask for a pharmacist consultation to make sure you go over the medication with the pharmacist. Sometimes during these consultations prescription errors are caught.
  • Look at the medication – check the label on the pill bottle to confirm that the medication has the same name and dose that your doctor informed you about. If not, ask the pharmacist to double check the prescription. Don’t take any medication if you have doubts about the accuracy of the prescription.  
  • Read the label - always reread the medicine label before taking the drug to make sure you are taking the prescription correctly. Don’t just rely on what you think the doctor or pharmacist told you. Reconfirm the information by reading the label again. 

Don’t feel embarrassed to ask your doctor and pharmacist questions about your medication. After all, it is your body and your health, and it is always better to be safe than sorry. If you did suffer injuries due to a pharmacist’s mistake, call the pharmacy error lawyers at Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. at 888-526-7616 for a free consultation today.

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