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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 often do pharmacies give out incorrect dosages of medicine?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost half of all Americans take at least one prescription drug each month and one out of five people take five or more medications. A small percentage of this volume of people relying on U.S. pharmacies to dispense their prescriptions correctly will inevitably suffer from incorrect dosages of medicine.

Medication errors are linked to one death a day in the United States and injure about 1.3 million people every year, reports the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While not all of these medication mistakes are made by pharmacies, a great percentage of errors are caused by negligent pharmacists as well as doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers. Sadly, the most common fatal medication error, as reported in an FDA study, occurs from the improper dose of medicine.

Because medication errors occur often, the medical community has adopted new technologies like electronic prescriptions to help reduce medication errors from occurring. However, even with new technologies in place, negligent pharmacists can still fill the incorrect dose of medicine by mistake—resulting in serious injury or death.

If you have been injured, or a loved one has died, due to an incorrect dose of medicine, please call a pharmacy malpractice lawyer at Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. at 888-526-7616 for a free case consultation and request a FREE copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

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