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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 medication at my local Walgreens that caused me a trip to the hospital. Can I get my hospital bills reimbursed, and should I report this incident to the state?

When a Walgreens pharmacy error occurs and you are on the receiving end of it, you should definitely hold the pharmacy accountable for your medical bills and any other expenses you incurred as a result of the medication mix-up. Hospital bills can be expensive, and it can be even more frustrating if the pharmacy error caused you to miss out on earning wages. You may be entitled to your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Because it’s not enough to be reimbursed for the expenses you incurred as a result of their error, you should also report their mistake to the state. Every state has an agency that oversees pharmacy errors. You will need to fill out a form and send it in to your State Board of Pharmacy. Once they receive your notice, they will investigate the error. However, you should know that they aren’t going to get involved with you getting reimbursed.

What the State Board of Pharmacy does is document pharmacy errors, review such errors, and make decisions on whether or not to reprimand pharmacies or pharmacists for their medication mistakes. Sometimes, this can involve fining a pharmacy or suspending a Walgreens pharmacist’s license due to the error that occurred.

If you are looking to hold the pharmacy or negligent pharmacist accountable, you will need to speak with a lawyer to help you pursue a pharmacy malpractice claim. You can learn more about these types of lawsuits by requesting a free copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

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