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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.

I realized the pharmacy filled the wrong pills. What should I do?

It is great that you pay attention to the pills you are taking and that you are an alert consumer. If you caught the mistake at the pharmacy counter, let the pharmacist know so he or she can rectify the issue and provide you with the correct medication. If you are worried that the same mistake could happen to someone else, you can always speak with the store manager to make sure the incident is documented; you can also write to your state’s pharmacy board or medical board to let them know of the prescription mistake the pharmacy made.

If you are already at home and have discovered that the pills look different than what you were previously taking, you can go online or use your cell phone to browse through a pill-identifier site to determine what pill the pharmacy gave you. Typically, an identifier website looks at the color, shape, size and stamped number on the pills to identify the medication. This will help you to determine if it is a generic of the pill you have been taking or if it is an entirely different medication. When in doubt, it is best to contact the pharmacy to ask questions.

In the occasion that you took the wrong medication supplied to you by the pharmacy and you have been harmed as a result, you should seek immediate medical treatment. During this time, it is important that you keep the prescription bottle in a safe place. You can, of course, call the pharmacy and let them know of their error, but don’t give them back the pill bottle in case you need evidence to pursue a claim for damages.

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