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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.
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.

Take Your Health Care Into Your Own Hands With Four New Year’s Resolutions

Galvin B. Kennedy
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing personal injury, pharmacy error, and overtime law

A New Year may bring new resolutions for many, especially in the area of health and wellness. While many people’s minds automatically race to getting a gym membership and working out, there are additional areas in which you can take control of your health and health care.

While your physical fitness should be a top priority for the New Year, it is also equally important to have a good doctor and pharmacist. However, it is critical that you don’t rely on your doctors and pharmacists too much and to remember that there are a couple of things that you can do to take your health care into your own hands.

Ready to Make These Top Four Pledges That Can Help Save Your Life in the New Year?

  1. Take interest in your medical information – By keeping a personal record of your medical history, allergies, problems, medications, and illnesses, you can relay this information to doctors and pharmacists to help clear up any confusion and minimize your chances of receiving drugs that interact with current medications you are taking.
  2. Have questions ready for your doctor – When you have a doctor’s visit, it is important that you are prepared to ask the right questions. Before your doctor’s appointment, write down your questions and concerns as well as your symptoms. This information will help the doctor figure out what’s wrong and prescribe the correct medication and treatment for you.
  3. Take down notes – Before you leave the doctor’s office, make sure you understand the treatment plan. Confirm what medication the doctor has prescribed for you by asking for the generic name and brand name as well as the dosing information and possible side effects of the medication.
  4. Be alert at the pharmacy – When getting your prescription filled, it is important to know the name of the drug and to double check the bottle before leaving the pharmacy. You should confirm that your name is on the bottle as well as the correct drug name and dosage. And don’t be afraid to ask questions. In fact, you should take the pharmacist up on a consultation. Unfortunately, pharmacy mistakes happen, and you need to do everything to reduce your chances of suffering from receiving the wrong medication or wrong dosage of drugs.

In an ideal world, physicians and pharmacists wouldn’t make mistakes; however, they are human, and can make critical mistakes that can affect your health. In order to take control of your own health in 2014, you need to follow the above steps no matter how competent you believe your doctor or pharmacist to be. All it takes is for one prescription medication mistake to occur for you to suffer from pharmacy malpractice—which is no way to start your New Year.

If order to help your friends and families avoid being a victim of a pharmacy error, it is a good idea to share this information on Facebook. Doing so can help your loved ones take control of their health care too.