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Types of Errors

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.

Are pill-counting tools to blame for pharmacy errors?

No matter how many technological advances are used to decrease pharmacy medication mistakes, all drugs must be touched by human hands at least once.  Unfortunately, there is plenty of opportunity for an error to occur as medications are removed and counted by a member of the pharmacy staff. 
A few common pill-counting mistakes:
  • The tech chooses a look-alike or sound-alike drug. In these cases, a tech usually misreads the drug name and fills one with a similar spelling, or two similarly-named drugs are placed near each other on a pharmacy shelf and the tech does not confirm which is needed.
  • The tech chooses the right drug, but in the wrong dosage or wrong amount.  Many pharmacies still manually count pill strength and dosage from large, factory-sized bottles. Since there are many different numbers on a label, number switches may occur (such as “three times” may easily be miscounted as “three pills,” and so on).
Although many pharmacies have adopted automated dispensing units or barcode scanning systems to ensure each patient receives the right medication in the right dose, there are still many ways for mistakes to fall through the cracks.  It is important to always double-check your medications yourself before taking them, and to get the advice of an experienced prescription drug injury lawyer if you believe a pharmacist’s mistake caused your suffering.
To learn more about getting compensation for your drug-related injury, order our FREE guide, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, by clicking the link at the top of the page.  You can also call Kennedy Hodges toll-free at 888-526-7616 to start your free consultation today. 
David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law