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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.

Victims Most at Risk of Prescription Drug Errors: Children and the Elderly

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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Nobody wants to suffer a prescription drug error, but when it happens to you, you’re thankful you were able to get through it without any permanent ill effects. However, if it had happened to your child or your parent, they may not have been so fortunate.

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the patients most likely to be hospitalized for medication-related injuries were people older than 65. Young people were next in line; one in five emergency cases due to medication mistakes involved children or teenagers.

There are a few ways you can protect your family from suffering a wrongful death due to medication error. The following list has helpful questions to ask your loved one if you suspect a drug error has occurred:

  • How do you feel? Get him or her to talk about any and all symptoms, even if the victim doesn’t think they are serious.
  • When did you start to feel different? Find out when your loved one took the last dose of the drug.
  • Where is the medication bottle? Check to make sure your loved one’s name is on the label of the medication, that the dosage is correct, and that the pills inside match the medicine’s description.
  • What else are you taking? Check for possible interactions with over-the-counter drugs and supplements.

Remember: if you believe your relative is experiencing an adverse reaction to a medication, always seek medical advice. If your Texas pharmacy error resulted in an injury, you can get legal advice from a board-certified prescription error lawyer today by callingKennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 for a free consultation.

For more information, click the link above and we’ll send you a FREE copy of our book, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.
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