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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.

I’m trying to make sure that my mom doesn’t suffer a prescription mistake. What is the best time to go to the pharmacy?

You are right to worry about someone in your family getting the wrong medication at a Texas pharmacy. Despite the use of new technologies, studies show that prescription drug mistakes are on the rise, so you should be extra careful in checking your prescription before and after it is filled.

 

There are a few different guidelines for knowing when to go to the pharmacy:

 

  • Go early. Generally speaking, the best time to get a prescription filled is early in the day. The staff members have just begun their shifts, and the pharmacy is less likely to be busy during weekday mornings than after people are getting out of work. If your pharmacy only has one day a week that they open early, take advantage.
  • Avoid weekends. Many people use Saturday and Sunday mornings to run errands, including getting their medications refilled. The pharmacy may have more staff on hand to cope with the customers, but they will also be far more busy. 
  • Wait a week. If you can, avoid getting your prescriptions filled in the first week of the month. A study examining U.S. death certificates discovered that medication error death rates spiked by 25% at the beginning of each month. One reason for this could be that many people receive aid checks, such as Social Security, at the end of the month, increasing the prescription volume and making it more likely that an error will occur.

 

If you need more information on your Texas prescription drug error case, our attorneys would be happy to help. 

Call Kennedy Hodges today at (888) 526-7616 or click the link above to receive 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