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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 if the doctor sent over the wrong dosage of prescription medication to the pharmacy and the pharmacist filled it? Are they both responsible for my child’s injuries?

Doctors should know that almost every dosage is mg/kg, and using a child’s weight in pounds instead of in kilograms is one of the most common ways to mess up children’s prescriptions. They are trained to memorize general kids’ weight numbers in kilograms, including:

  • Approximately 3 kg for a newborn
  • About 10 kg for a one year old
  • Between 15 and 20 kg for a four year old
  • About 30 kg for a nine year old
  • Approximately 50 kg for a 14 year old

When doctors keep these guidelines in mind, they generally convert the pounds into kilograms before they write a prescription dosage. However, sometimes they make mistakes. When that prescription is reviewed by a pharmacy technician, that tech is then relied upon to calculate proper dosages for each patient. The prescription error could have occurred on the doctor’s end or because the pharmacy technician didn’t calculate the prescription correctly. 

Ultimately, the pharmacist that was on duty when you picked up your child’s medication is likely responsible for the wrong dosage that occurred. Pharmacists have final call and should look over every prescription that leaves the pharmacy while they are working. If they fail to do so, they can be held liable for your kid’s medication injuries. 

In this situation, it is wise to talk with a skilled kid’s pharmacy error lawyer because there may be multiple parties responsible for your child’s injuries. Call Kennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 for a complimentary consultation today and also 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