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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 the pharmacist directly responsible for my medication mistake?

Many chain pharmacies will have only one pharmacist on staff.  While prescription errors along the chain of command may ultimately fall on the pharmacist, there are many ways the pharmacist himself can be directly accountable for your pharmaceutical injury.
If your pharmacist failed to do any of the following, he may be guilt of malpractice:
  • Catch a transcription error
  • Check the tech’s instructions against the prescribing physician’s drug order
  • Confirm the identity of the patient via name, birth date and address
  • Confirm the drug with the patient’s condition
  • Check for possible drug interactions or allergies
  • Check that the correct medication has been filled
  • Confirm that the correct route (tablet or liquid) in the correct strength has been filled
  • Inform the patient that a mistake has been made in a timely manner
  • Improve or correct a possible opportunity for medication error or patient injury
Even though there are many safeguards in place to protect against potential errors, many patients will trust their pharmacist without questioning his methods.  If you have any concerns about your medication or your pharmacy, you are perfectly within your right to ask questions. Additionally, if you have been injured, you have a right to compensation. 
For a free consultation with an experienced pharmacy malpractice lawyer, call Kennedy Hodges today at 888-526-7616.  You can also order our FREE injury guide, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, by clicking the link at the top of the page. 
David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law