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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 received the wrong dose of an IV medication. How can I tell who is to blame?

 It depends. Many of these prescription drug mistakes happen through many cracks in the system--a technician failed to double-check a mistyped dose, or a nurse both drew and administered the drug instead of following safety protocol. Or, as a recent study suggests, the problem starts just before the medication reaches your arm.

 

The ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization recently discovered that errors were most likely to occur during the administration phase of the medication process. Of the nearly 700 medication events that occurred during the five-week study, 320 were found to be administration errors--and over a third (36.9 percent) involved errors with intravenous drugs.

 

Your nurse, caretaker or physician could be responsible for your Houston hospital IV overdose if:

 

  • The hospital’s infusion pumps were not equipped with dose error reduction systems
  • Nurses and other staff were not properly trained on how to use the infusion equipment 
  • Your IV solution was not prepared by the hospital pharmacy
  • The person who prepared or administered your medication was otherwise negligent

 

The best way to discover who was responsible for your injury is to hire a Texas pharmacy lawyeras soon as possible. The attorneys at Kennedy Hodges can help you understand your legal options and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 888-526-7616 to receive a FREE consultation on your case, or click the link above and we’ll send you a copy of our informational guide, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, absolutely FREE.

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