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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.

What can consumers do to prevent receiving the wrong dosage of medication in a Texas pharmacy?

Sadly, millions of medication mistakes take place annually that result in innocent people being harmed or killed. While some of these drug errors could not have been caught by patients, others can be discovered by consumers and avoided.

While reports indicate that with the use of electronic prescriptions (e-prescribing) and pharmacies using bar-code technology, pharmacy errors have been reduced; however, studies also have revealed that medication mistakes can occur with the use of these systems, too. For example, a doctor can click on the wrong dosage of medication in the drop down menu when e-prescribing, or a bar-code scanning error could occur due to the limitations of bar codes.

In order to make sure you are safe when picking up your medication at the pharmacy, you can take the following steps to reduce your chances of being a victim of a pharmacy error:

  • Ask questions. It is important to start asking questions in your doctor’s office.  Things to ask include: What is the name of the medication? What dosage is being prescribed? Are there side-effects of the drug? How many times a day should the medication be taken?
  • Document. It is critical that you write down the answers the doctor gives you when you ask the aforementioned questions. Details can easily be forgotten – for example: is the medication is intended to be taken twice a day or twice a week?
  • Be prepared. When you arrive at the pharmacy to pick up your prescription, take your notes with you to make sure you received the right dosage of the correct drug.
  • Be vocal. If something doesn’t match up (e.g. the name of the drug, the dose, or the instructions), you should ask for a consultation with the pharmacist in order to prevent an error and harm from occurring to you.

If you suffered from a medication mix-up due to a pharmacist’s negligence, please call Kennedy Hodges to speak with an experienced Texas pharmacy error attorney at 888-526-7616 in a free consultation today.

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