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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.

How can parents help prevent prescription mistakes to reduce the risk of harm to their children?

Caring for children requires parents to be cautious and educated about medicine in order to protect children from accidental poisonings, dangerous medications, or other medication mistakes that could cause children harm. Because children are small in size and are not fully developed, they are more likely to be victims of dangerous drug mistakes due to the wrong medication or wrong dosage of medication being given to them.

Here are some tips for parents to help prevent prescription mistakes:

  • Verify with the pharmacist that the correct prescription was filled. Check the medication label, dosage information, and instructions before leaving the pharmacy.
  • Know the right way to measure liquid doses of medication. Ask the pharmacist to show you because many parents make overdosing mistakes with liquid medications. For this reason, get an oral syringe – never use a household spoon – and reread the instructions before measuring your child’s dose.
  • Never let your child play with the medication bottles, even if the caps are child-resistant. Children have been known to get the caps off and overdose.  
  • Store all medication in one single spot in the house that is out of reach of children so that your kids cannot access any prescription medications without your help.
  • Don’t give infants and children under two years of age any cough and cold products.
  • If leaving your child with his or her grandparents, make sure medications are all put away and explain to your elderly parents that two in ten medication poisonings for children involve grandparents’ medicines that are often located in daily pill holders, purses or sitting on tables or shelves.

If your child was injured by a negligent pharmacist, call Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. at 888-526-7616 for a free consultation, and talk with an experienced pharmacy error attorney to find out about your rights.

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