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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.

Do patients have less of a chance getting the wrong medication if doctors and pharmacists use electronic prescriptions?

Instead of writing out prescriptions, many doctors now use electronic prescriptions. There are positives and negatives to both, and many in the health community have differing views on this matter. Some say that electronic prescriptions drastically reduce patients receiving the wrong medication; others say that electronic prescribing is far from perfect.

E-prescribing benefits include:

  • Reduces a pharmacist’s chance of misreading a hard-to-read written prescription.
  • Reduces the amount of time pharmacists have to be on the phone clarifying prescriptions.
  • Improves efficiency at a pharmacy.

Electronic prescription shortfalls include:

  • Not selecting the correct drug in the computer.
  • Not choosing the right drug strength from the drop-down menu.
  • May take doctors more time.

While illegibility is no longer a problem with e-prescriptions, issues selecting the right drug or dosage of medication from the drop down menus are issues with electronic prescribing.

If you or someone you love was prescribed the wrong drug or a pharmacist filled the wrong medication, even with this technological advancement in place, you have rights. You should not allow those who should be safely practicing medicine to get away with being negligent. To find out how to hold parties responsible for their wrongs, call the pharmacy error attorneys at Kennedy Hodges 888-526-7616 for a free consultation today and fill out an online website form to receive a FREE copy of our report, 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