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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 wife was given the wrong medication at the hospital and is in serious but stable condition. Isn’t there a system in place to avoid medication errors?

Yes. There is a system in place to help reduce medication errors; however, sometimes nurses or doctors administering the medication do not follow hospital policies that help them avoid administering the wrong medication to a patient. 

The Five Rights of Medication Administration is the system nurses and doctors administering medication should follow. These five steps include:

  • Right patient
  • Right time and frequency of administration
  • Right dose
  • Right route of administration
  • Right drug

If a nurse or doctor looked at your wife’s chart and checked the medication she was supposed to get, your wife’s medication mistake may not have taken place. Sometimes medication errors can be corrected, and patients can recover from the medication mistake. But there are times in which wrong medication errors have claimed the lives of innocent patients. 

If your wife suffers injuries as a result of the medication error, you need to make sure you and your family are compensated for her hospital bills, doctor bills, nursing bills, medication expenses, lost income, loss of services, and more. You will also want to make sure you hold the negligent person responsible so that the nurse, doctor, and hospital involved are reminded of this important lesson – to ensure health care quality and patient safety – so that this mistake doesn’t happen again. 

If you would like to discuss your possible wrong medication lawsuit, please call our caring and experienced medication error lawyers at Kennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 for a complimentary consultation today. Also, be sure to get 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