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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.

Could the pharmacy be responsible for my over-the-counter painkiller injury?

It’s possible. Pharmacists are required to counsel patients on any form of medication they take including herbal supplements, topical treatments, and over-the-counter drugs as well as prescription medication. If your pharmacist was negligent in explaining your medication’s instructions, any of these drugs has the potential to cause a Houston wrong dosage injury. 

The most common over-the-counter overdoses result from taking too much of the pain reliever acetaminophen, which is sold under many different brand names including Tylenol and Datril.  While acetaminophen can be taken alone, it is also available as an active ingredient in many cough and cold products, sleep aids, and prescription pain relievers. 

There are many factors that can lead to a Tylenol overdose. First, the drug is available in regular and prescription strength doses. A patient who is used to taking an over-the-counter dose may assume that the prescription medication can be taken just as often, resulting in serious liver damage or other life-threatening complications. 

In addition, patients may keep unused prescription-strength acetaminophen in the medicine cabinet, causing someone else in the family to assume it is the same as the over-the-counter dose. Patients may also unknowingly combine medications that contain acetaminophen, such as cough syrup and daytime cold medications, leading to an accidental overdose.

Our Texas pharmacy error attorneyscan help get you the compensation you deserve after a prescription drug mistake. Call Kennedy Hodges today at 888-526-7616 to receive a FREE consultation on your case. We will also be happy to send you a FREE copy of our informational guide, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors. 
David W. Hodges
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law