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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 safe is your child from medication
mix-ups during school hours?

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

Children medication errorsThousands of children receive allergy medications, ADHD medications, asthma treatments, or insulin injections at schools every day, and many schools have insufficient staff to handle the amount of daily medication that children need. Schools often have staff administering these medications to children.

Teachers, secretaries often administer medications to children

Some schools have unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) to administer medications. This means that staff members including gym teachers, secretaries or principals can be administering prescriptions to your child.

If medication errors happen every day to licensed pharmacists, what are the chances that an unlicensed and untrained individual can make an error in giving your child medication? The truth is that these errors do happen and sometimes they lead to tragic consequences.

School nurse survey reveals that UAP personnel a common thread in medication errors

A University of Iowa survey of school nurses revealed that school medication errors are three times more likely when medication is administered by UAP staff.

Medication errors included giving medications to the wrong child, administering the wrong medication. or administering medications incorrectly. The study showed that 75 percent of these medications were administered by UAP school staff.

As school budget cuts are felt nationwide, many schools increasingly rely on UAP staff.

4 tips to keep your child safe from medication mistakes at school
  1. If possible, administer medications to your child yourself instead of sending them to the school.
  2. Talk with your child’s pediatrician about alternate methods for your child’s medication. 
  3. Write out instructions for your child’s medication and discuss them with staff. 
  4. If possible, instruct your child about the proper color, use or administration of their medication.

If you or a loved one are harmed by a medication error or prescription error, order our free book, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

If you need to learn about your rights after a medication error, contact our experienced pharmacy error lawyers toll-free at 1-888-526-7616 to start a free, no-obligation case review.