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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.

Why do children receive wrong dosages of medication when most doctors use electronic prescriptions now to cut down on pharmacy errors?

While electronic prescribing does help reduce pharmacy errors by preventing confusion over hard-to-read prescriptions, medication mistakes can still happen and cause children to suffer as a result. Sometimes, the wrong dosage is selected by the doctor and sent to the pharmacist incorrectly at the very beginning; however, most wrong medication errors occur at the pharmacy level.

Pharmacists are sometimes overworked and in a hurry. When this happens, they may misread a prescription and fill an adult dosage for a child. Other times, pharmacists may read the prescription and then reach for a sound-alike or look-alike medication by mistake. Unfortunately there is a lot going on at pharmacies that can cause distractions, which can lead to child medication errors in Texas.

Sometimes a pharmacist may accidently grab another person’s medication and hand it to you. Here are a few tips to make sure you’re receiving the correct medication:

  • When you are handed the prescription, be sure to check the label on the bottle or box to make sure the correct name is listed.
  • Read the label and repeat back to the pharmacist the name of the drug, and ask if this is correct.
  • If the prescription is in pill form, open the bottle or box, and take out a pill. Show it to the pharmacist and ask if this is the pill that matches the prescription.
  • Look over the instructions for taking the medicine, and don’t be afraid to ask for clarification on dosaging.
  • If the patient is taking any other over-the-counter or prescription medications, be sure to ask the pharmacist if there may be any drug interactions.

 

If your child has suffered at the hands of a negligent pharmacist, you have rights to pursue a pharmacy malpractice claim for damages. To find out about your rights, please call an experienced pharmacy error attorney at Kennedy Hodges today:  888-526-7616. You can also fill out an online website form to receive a FREE copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

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