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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.
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Why is it so easy for pharmacists to make mistakes dispensing medicine?

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians shouldn’t be making mistakes, as they are supposed to have double and even triple check processes in place to catch any potential medication mistakes. Unfortunately, it seems pharmacists are constantly in the news for making pharmacy errors, and patients suffer the consequences of their negligent actions.

Some of the reasons that mistakes are made behind the counter of a CVS pharmacy is there are many logistical obstacles that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians face every day, including: the organization of medication, sorting and filling drugs, medication verification of drug type and quantity, container choice, labeling correctness, and overall accuracy, efficiency and cost.

Not only are pharmacists faced with the above list of obstacles, but they are often multi-tasking and distracted while filling prescriptions. They could misread a prescription and reach for a drug with a similar name due to the repetition of their job. They could misplace the decimal point in the prescription and fill the wrong dose of medication because they were in a hurry and didn’t take enough time to read the prescription correctly. They may miss a labeling mistake a technician made, sending a patient home with incorrect instructions on the label.

There are countless reasons why pharmacists and pharmacy technicians could make medication mistakes that could cause patients to suffer. This is why it is critical that patients double check their prescription when they pick up their drugs at any pharmacy. However, pharmacists should still be held accountable if injuries or fatalities occurred due to their mistakes.

If you have a CVS claim for pharmacy error, please call Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. at 888-526-7616 to discuss your rights during a free consultation.

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