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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.

Why Are Pharmacy Errors So Common?

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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7,000 annual pharmacy deathsThere is no excuse for even one of the estimated 7,000 deaths that occur each year due to pharmacy mistakes. The fact is that these errors are all totally preventable. 1.3 million people are injured each year as result of these pharmacy errors.
Why Are Pharmacy Errors So Common?
Any time there is a human involved, there is a chance for errors to be made. With the number of pharmacists actually shrinking, the number of prescriptions growing, and the population aging, errors are increasingly common.
The many reasons for pharmacy mistakes include:
  • Overworked pharmacists and technicians. Pharmacists and their helpers work between 12 and 16 hours every day, without any rest breaks or meal breaks.
  • These hardworking people also have 2-3 minutes to fill between 300 and 400 scripts every day.
  • The corporations they work for have bean-counters who crunch numbers and decide how many scripts have to be filled to make maximum profits. They don't have the patients' or their employees' best interest at heart.
  • Distractions. On top of all this, customers are complaining about the wait, asking directions to grocery items or the bathroom, and the phone is ringing off the hook.
None of these things absolves them of their duty to safely and correctly dispense to you the medicine you need.

Help Make Retail Pharmacies Safer by Speaking Up.
You may think you have no recourse if you were not injured in the long term by a pharmacy mistake. If you were given the wrong medicine, wrong dose, or discover you were given the wrong instructions for its use save the bottle, the medicine, the bag and the receipt. Speak to our pharmacy lawyers 24/7 at 888-526-7616 for a free case review. We represent people across the country in pharmacy error lawsuits. The statute of limitations begins to run very quickly in these cases, so talk to a competent and experienced pharmacy mistake lawyer as soon as you possibly can.
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