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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 do transcription mistakes cause Texas prescription drug errors?

Transcription mistakes are often the most deadly of prescription errors. Typing errors can cause overdoses and accidentally give a patient the wrong medication, sometimes because of a simple keystroke.

A few ways mistakes can happen as the technician types information into the computer:

  • The tech transcribes numbers incorrectly, leading to a wrong dosage
  • The tech mistakenly adds, omits or moves a decimal point in the dosage
  • The tech misreads the drug name, mistakenly filling a sound-alike drug
  • The tech makes an error in typing the patient’s medical history
  • The tech switches a brand name to a generic, but confuses the name of the generic with another drug

Many pharmacies have addressed these errors by installing computer software that will have “pop up” warnings alerting the tech to a potential mistake.  These will often require the tech to sign off on the error to continue, making it easy to discover who was responsible for your medication error. 

The experienced Texas pharmacy error lawyers at Kennedy Hodges want victims and their families to receive full compensation for their prescription drug injuries. To get our FREE injury guide, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, click the link at the top of the page, or call us toll-free at 888-526-7616 to get a free consultation. 
David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law