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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 the elderly more at risk of a Texas prescription error?

While anyone receiving medication is potentially at risk of a medication mistake, there are certain factors that make elderly patients more vulnerable.  For instance:  

  • Hearing/sight loss.  Elderly patients are more likely to mishear instructions and misread labels due to failing faculties—and unfortunately, their bodily systems are also more likely to be affected.
  • Forgetfulness.  Memory problems may cause geriatric patients to skip doses, take a medication more than prescribed, or lose track of which of their medications interact with one another.
  • Mind over matter.  The older generation will often be less worried about pain, assuming that their body just “needs to get used to a medication,” and will suffer discomfort for longer periods before getting help than younger patients.
  • Living conditions.  While your aging loved one may misread a label while living alone, he or she may be at greater risk in a nursing home.  Many medication errors are a caused by a care facility’s overworked staff.
  • Trust.  Even if elderly patients are experiencing severe side effects, they may “tough it out” because they believe their doctor and pharmacist would never make a mistake.

Many older patients are perfectly capable of handling their own medications and dosages.  However, even if they stay lucid into old age, a pharmacy error can be fatal for an elderly relative.

To get help from an experienced Texas pharmacy error lawyer, 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 on your case.

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