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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 teaspoons a good way to measure dosage for a Texas prescription?

Unfortunately, no. While pharmacies may use spoon measurements or metric dosages on your prescription label, both have risks when it comes to medication error.  Metric measurements mistakes often happen at the pharmacy as a result of a missed decimal point.  Spoon measurements, however, are likely to cause wrong dosage mistakes in Houston when it comes time to pour out the medication:

  • Many people will use whatever silverware they have on hand, assuming all “teaspoons” are the same size
  • Many patients cannot “eyeball” a teaspoon amount—but they mistakenly think they can
  • The abbreviations for teaspoon and tablespoon (TSP and TBSP) can easily be confused

The safest way to measure a liquid medication?  Use a dosage cup that is clearly marked with both spoon and milliliter measurements, and always call your doctor with questions if a dosage seems inappropriate.

As experienced Texas pharmacy error lawyers, we realize that leaving dosage instructions up to a pharmacy’s judgment can lead to mistakes.  If you have been injured due to a prescription dosage error, you may be able to collect compensation.  To find out more, order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors," or call Kennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 for a free consultation.

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law