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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's the difference between a pharmacy technician and a pharmacist?

A pharmacist goes to college and pharmacy school for eight years, learning about drugs, chemicals, the human body, and other important things, such as drug interactions and contraindications. They must apply for a license as a pharmacist and take an exam, which must be passed with a certain score.

A pharmacy technician goes to school for 12 to 18 months and is taught medical terminology, basic anatomy and physiology, how to read and transcribe a prescription, how to use computer systems in place to help prevent errors, and how to count out pills and label the bottles. They don't fully understand all the ins and outs of medication, or the effects on the body. They may not necessarily know or understand how to check for contraindications between drugs and herbal supplements and even vitamins.

A Florida appeals court upheld a $25.8 million judgment in a lawsuit against Walgreens over an error by a teenage pharmacy technician that resulted in Beth Hippely, a mother of three, receiving blood thinner pills with a dosage ten times greater than prescribed. Hippely suffered a stroke and died before the case went to trial.

Cases like these highlight the fact that chain pharmacies rely heavily on pharmacy technicians to fill prescriptions and consumers are put at huge risk every day because of it. If you or a loved one suffered because of a pharmacy mistake, call our prescription error attorneys to review your case for free. You can also order our free book: 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