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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.

Study Shows Texas Medication Errors Often Lead to Hospitalization

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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A study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows that medication errors occur frequently in hospitals. When they cause serious injury, they are called Adverse Drug Events (ADE)-situations that require intervention, correction, and further hospitalization.
The results showed that while errors can occur at any point - ordering, transcription, dispensing, and administering - the majority of errors take place during ordering and administration of medications.
The most common types of errors that caused ADEs include:
  • Dosage errors (58% of cases)
  • Allergic reaction (13% of cases)
  • Wrong drug or patient (6% of cases)
  • Route error (3% of cases)
  • Missed dose (7% of cases)
  • Wrong technique (6% of cases)
  • Illegible order (6% of cases)
  • Duplicate therapy (5% of cases)
  • Drug interaction (3-5 percent of cases)
  • Equipment failure, poor monitoring, or preparation error (1 percent of cases)
While the types of errors differ, they are all a result of simple human error. Researchers concluded that anywhere from 28 to 95 percent of all ADEs could be prevented by using computerized monitoring systems to double-check prescriptions before they are given to patients.
Order our free book to learn how to protect your family against pharmacy errors.
If you want to learn how to take action against prescription errors you can order our free book, How to Make Pharmacies Pay For Your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.
If someone you love has suffered as a result of a medication error, contact the board-certified Texas pharmacy error lawyers at Kennedy Hodges today at 888-526-7616 for a free case review.
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