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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 so many drug errors, pediatric poisonings and overdoses occur? And what can be done to help prevent these drug errors from happening?

There are many reasons why children are unintentionally poisoned or suffer from drug overdosing. Those responsible for these drug errors are typically:

  • Pharmacists
  • Parents
  • Drug manufacturers
  • Children, themselves

Some of the reasons children suffer from accidental prescription poisonings include:

  • Children receive the wrong medication at the pharmacy
  • Children receive the correct medication, but are prescribed an adult dose
  • Parents don’t check the label for their child’s information
  • Parents don’t confirm that the prescription is the same as the doctor ordered
  • Parents don’t consult with the pharmacists or ask necessary questions
  • Adults leave their prescriptions out in the open
  • Children find their parent’s medication in accessible areas of the house
  • Parents don’t talk to children about the dangers of medications
  • Grandparents don’t realize the risks involved by leave their medications in a child’s reach

Very young children tend to be most vulnerable for accidental poisonings because they are prone to stick just about anything into their mouths. If a child finds a pill that was dropped on the floor or is able to reach on top of counters, it is likely that the child may suffer as a result. In order to prevent drug errors in children, parents and grandparents need to keep medications in a safe place and be more cautious in storing their medications. Additionally, drug manufacturers should consider creating better drug packaging, and pharmacists should perform more patient consultations.

If your child suffered harm due to someone else’s negligence, please call Kennedy Hodges to speak with a pharmacy error attorney at 888-526-7616 in a free consultation today, and also request a FREE copy of our report, 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