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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.

Is my child at risk of a pharmacy sound-alike drug mistake?

Unfortunately, yes. Due to their small size and underdeveloped bodily systems, children who suffer a prescription drug mistake are not only likely to suffer an injury due to a mediation error, they are also more likely to suffer permanent injury as a result.

Consider the case of a child prescribed Lodine to relieve swelling in a broken leg. Lodine, like ibuprofen, is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), but is available only with a prescription. Instead, the pharmacist misreads the scrip and fills a prescription for codeine. 

Children are often given codeine in liquid form to treat pain, or as a cough syrup additive to help ease persistent or uncontrollable coughing. While the child who has been given the wrong prescription may tell his parents that he feels better, he is in fact under the effects of a narcotic painkiller, which at high doses can cause children to stop breathing. 

If the reverse happens--a child was given Lodine instead of codeine--there will be no relief for his cough, but he will be at an increased risk of gastrointestinal side effects, including bleeding or intestinal perforation. Although it may seem dangerous to prescribe to children, Lodine’s prescribing information states that it can safely be given to children ages seven and older.

Due to problems with capitalization and handwriting, Lodine is also often confused with Iodine, a topical treatment used to prevent and treat infections in cuts and scrapes. If topical iodine is given to a child, very little will be done to relieve his pain.

If someone you love suffered a prescription drug mistake, we can help. Call Kennedy Hodges today at 888-526-7616 to receive a FREE consultation with one of our trusted prescription drug error lawyers. For more information on your case, click the link above to receive a FREE copy of our informational guide, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors. 
David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law