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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.

Unintentional Drug Overdose is Leading Cause of Death

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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Drug overdose errors are the cause of 24% of unintentional deaths.A University of Maryland report revealed that unintentional drug overdoses now account for 24 percent of all unintentional deaths, which makes it the second leading cause of all unintentional deaths. Although many of these deaths may have been caused by intentional misuse of narcotic pain relievers, many more are the result of drug errors caused by:
There are many factors that can cause fatal medication errors. The trouble is, we may never know all the factors because there is no database that tracks medication errors, drug abuse, or drug reactions currently. For the FDA to act on complaints about a drug, at least 1,500 complaints must first be received. 

The Reporting Process at the FDA is Long, Draconian, and Frustrating
Reports, which are four or five pages long, must either be mailed in, or they can be done online. The questionnaire doesn't request much information, other than the reaction experienced, how many times the patient took the drug, what the reaction was, and who makes the drug. Most patients don't know how to find the information requested by the FDA, and it doesn't leave much room to explain anything else, like drug allergies.

What Can Be Done about Drug Overdose Errors?
Many people are advocating the creation of a database that would track all these problems and changes to help make patients safer. Opponents, however, say the database would invade the privacy of patients. Either way, if a database is created, then its inception is still many years away. Until then, you, the patient, are your own best advocate and safeguard against drug mistakes.

If you or a loved one were victims of a pharmacy mistake, order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors," to learn more about what you can do to fight back. You can also speak to our pharmacy error lawyers 24/7 at 888-526-7616 to start your free case review.
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