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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’ve heard that pharmacists who work overnight at 24-hour pharmacies make more mistakes. How can I protect my family when I have to get a prescription filled at night?

Getting a prescription filled at a 24-hour Walgreens pharmacy may sound like a good thing, as they are convenient for those who work long hours, have a hectic life, or have developed an urgent condition and need medication—even in the middle of the night. However, it is a well-known fact that humans are built to sleep at night, which may be one of the reasons pharmacists who work night shifts are not as alert and are prone to making mistakes.

When people work overnight, they often suffer from sleep deprivation and lack the proper amount of sleep to be able to function sufficiently and safely. This means that a pharmacist may not be thinking clearly or processing things correctly. In fact, it may be easy for a pharmacist working overnight to misread a prescription, fill the wrong drug or wrong dosage, and ultimately put patients in danger.

Whether working day or night shifts, all pharmacists have the potential for making medication mistakes. For this reason, it is best to always double check your prescription at the pharmacy in front of a pharmacist. Compare the name of the prescription with the doctor’s original order. If there is a name change, ask if it is a generic version or why there is a different name on the pill bottle than what the doctor prescribed. Not only should you look at the drug name, but you should pull out the medication and read the dosage information, instructions, and look at the pills or medication.

By reviewing the medication in front of the pharmacist and taking advantage of the pharmacist consultation, pharmacy errors at Walgreens and at other pharmacies will likely be caught. However, sometimes pharmacists don’t catch their mistakes, which is why you may need to ask questions or bring up concerns if something doesn’t seem right.

If you have suffered harm due to a Walgreens pharmacy error, please contact Kennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 to speak with a pharmacy error attorney about filing a Walgreens pharmacy claim today.

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