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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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When Something Goes Wrong, You May Get the Incorrect Drug Dosage

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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You went to the doctor for a health concern and left with a prescription; you then take that prescription to a pharmacy, wait for the pharmacist to fill it, and head home where you will take your prescribed dose of medication. Seems simple enough, right? But what if something goes wrong along the way? What if the doctor wrote down the wrong dose of medication on the prescription and the pharmacist didn’t catch it? Or, what if the pharmacist filled the wrong dose? You, unknowingly, may be at risk of taking the wrong dose and suffering serious side effects.

Patient Safety: Getting the Right Dose of Medication

There is really no room for error in healthcare because patients’ safety and lives are on the line; however, medication mistakes involving the wrong dosage of medication happen far too often and innocent patients suffer needlessly. Often these types of medication errors occur when pharmacists do the following:

  • Invert the decimal point
  • Misread the prescription
  • Fail to read the doctor’s orders carefully
  • Get a prescription mixed up with another
  • Fail to double or triple check their work
  • Confuse milliliters with milligrams
  • Automatically fill the prescription with an adult dose instead of a child’s dose

Whether you received a dose that was higher or lower than what you were supposed to receive, both dosage errors could have grave results. If you were harmed by the wrong dose of drugs due to a negligent pharmacist, you have rights. Call a Texas pharmacy error attorney at Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. at 888-526-7616 for a free case consultation and request a FREE copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

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