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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.
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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.

How Did This Happen? Common Types of Houston Pharmacy Errors

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
When someone you love has been injured due to a pharmacy error, you have so many questions swimming through your head: What can I do? Was it somehow my fault? Are they going to get better?
And then there's the one that leads you here: How did this happen?

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Unfortunately, pharmacy errors are fairly common in the U.S. While many of these are caught before they do serious harm to the patient, there have been cases that result in overdose, liver toxicity, birth injuries, or even early death.
According to the American Hospital Association, these are the most common types of medication errors:
  • Patient information. Many pharmacies have incomplete or incorrect information on their patients, such as not knowing about a patient's drug allergies, other medications that could cause interactions, and recent lab or test results.
  • Drug information. A pharmacy may have out-of-date drug information, missing important safety warnings, recalls, or possible interactions.
  • Miscommunication. Mistakes at the window are often due to human error, such as poor handwriting, confusing two drugs with similar names, math errors, dosage errors, and incorrect abbreviations.
  • Labeling problems. Prescription labeling errors in Houston often lead to overdoses, particularly in children and the elderly.
  • Work environment. Temperature, noise, lighting, interruptions and other workplace factors can all affect a pharmacist's concentration, resulting in improper measurements or switched prescriptions.
As experienced Texas pharmacy lawyers, we know that these injuries are rarely the fault of the patient. The only thing the victim failed to do was double-check the prescription with the pharmacist-the pharmacy staff, however, is duty-bound to inspect all medications and dosages before handing them out.
If someone you love has suffered because of a pharmacy's mistake, call Kennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 today for a free consultation on your case.