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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 do studies reveal about prescription error?

The reason why so many pharmacy errors take place differs depending on whom you talk to. However, a recent study has shown that the primary cause of medication mistakes in Houston could be a simple ringing telephone.

In a recent study, pharmacists from different practice locations were asked questions about their working environments. The forum revealed that most mistakes stem from the same demands as any other job-but in a pharmacy, those mistakes can be lethal. For example:

  • Lack of backup. Many pharmacies are understaffed, so when a tech fills a prescription, he is often the only one who has touched the order from start to finish.
  • Stress. Pharmacists may fill as many as 400 orders in a single day-and are often under pressure from the pharmacy to fill even more.
  • Distraction. Not only do pharmacists have to concentrate on orders, they must also be available for customer service, answering questions about dosage, side effects, or where the bathroom is.

Since these errors are easy to identify, they should be easy to correct, right? Not necessarily. The pharmacy's owners are always looking for ways to increase profit, which usually means filling as many orders as possible with less staff on hand collecting a paycheck. This business model works great for the bottom line, but results in serious oversights for the pharmacy's customers.

For more advice from an experienced Texas pharmacy error lawyer, order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors," or call Kennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 for your free consultation.

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