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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 is pharmacy malpractice?

Simply put, pharmacy malpractice occurs when a pharmacist breaches his duty of care to the patient's safety and well-being by not doing something another reasonably competent pharmacist would do.

Common acts of malpractice include:

  • double checking labeling;
  • improper labeling; 
  • failing to counsel the patient about side effects or use; 
  • failing to call the doctor's office because they had a problem reading the prescription;
  • using a stronger dose than stated in the script; and
  • refusing to fill a prescription because of drug interaction or drug allergy issues, such as when a medicine is not to be used by certain people because their condition or other medications would cause harm when they take it with the new prescription.

One example of this last act of pharmacy malpractice is when a patient is known to have seizures and is prescribed Wellbutrin, an anti-depressant that will cause seizures in those people, or when a medicine like Celebrex is prescribed for a patient who is allergic to aspirin.

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