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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.

My father suffered a prescription drug overdose because the pharmacist told him it was okay to chew his pills before swallowing them. Do we have a case against the pharmacy?

Yes! Your pharmacist has a duty to check for possible drug interactions, allergies, and other potential risks before you leave the pharmacy, and that includes making sure a medication can be altered before taking it.

 

Your pharmacist could be liable for a medication mistake that involved:

 

  • Tablet modifications. Your pharmacist should warn you that many pills are designed for proper dispersion into your system; if they are chewed or crushed before swallowing, you will absorb them much more quickly.
  • Foods and drinks. Many patients who have difficulty swallowing larger pills will crush them in order to add them to food or suspend them in a liquid. Not only can this can increase the potency of the drug, but many medications interact with certain foods, causing a number of dangerous side effects.
  • Combining pills. Patients may assume that if one medication may be chewed, then all of them can. This increases the risk of overdose, but also of medication interaction: a patient may take a handful of pills in the morning, chew them all together, and swallow.

 

If your pharmacist allowed a relative to alter his medication without checking for side effects, or failed to see if there was an alternative form of the drug, our pharmacy overdose attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve for your suffering. Call Kennedy Hodges today at (888) 526-7616 or click the link above to receive a FREE copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

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