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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’ve heard that many Walgreens pharmacies try to fill prescriptions as fast as they can to make more money, but shouldn’t they be concerned about making mistakes if they are rushing?

We are glad to hear you ask this question. Oftentimes consumers want to get in and out of a pharmacy quickly so they can go on with their day, hurry home from work, or get to their next appointment that they don’t stop to think about a pharmacy rushing to fill their order. It seems like we live in a world where people want things done now. Just like people expect someone to text them back within a couple minutes, they also expect to be serviced quickly at a restaurant or even at a pharmacy.

Unfortunately, pharmacies know that most of their customers have this type of mindset, which is why they try to get customers in and out as fast as possible. Additionally, when they do this they know that they can make more money by servicing more people and getting more prescriptions filled as fast as possible.

What is very concerning is that medication errors do indeed increase when pharmacists and pharmacy technicians increase their speed. Some stores that offer a guaranteed timeframe for prescriptions, such as 15 minutes, had medication mistakes. In fact, about 44 percent of pharmacists surveyed reported dispensing errors directly related to rushing to fill the drugs in time for the deadline, according to a US Institute for Safe Medication Practices survey.

What this information means is that speed, or how quickly a pharmacy can fill prescriptions, should not be the determining factor when selecting a pharmacy. Instead pharmacies should take their time filling prescriptions so that they can be more thorough and possibly catch any dispensing error before a customer becomes a victim of pharmacy malpractice.

If you suffered a drug error at Walgreens or any other pharmacy due to a fast-paced pharmacy staff, call Kennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 for a free case consultation today and find out about your rights.

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