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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.

Prescription Drug Errors Present Real Risks to Children

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

When it comes to a sick child, any parent wants to find a way to make their child feel better. Unfortunately, there are real risks that are associated with medication use in children. Parents must use extra diligence in order to keep their children safe when administering any type of medication, especially prescription strength drugs. Studies have shown that the risks associated with injury caused by medication use are significant.

Nine Statistics About Injuries Caused by Medication Use in Children

Think medication use is not a real danger when it comes to children? Consider the following statistics:

  1. A study performed by the director of the Center for Pediatric Trauma Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, showed that a child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of medication every eight minutes in the United States.
  2. In addition, nearly 700,000 children under age 6 experienced a medication error between 2002 and 2012. These errors occurred while the children were not hospitalized.
  3. During that time period, 25 children died and 1,900 children were critically injured.
  4. More than 25 percent of errors involved a child receiving the prescribed dosage twice.
  5. In addition, 8 out of every 10 errors involved liquid medications.
  6. Approximately 25 percent of errors involved pain relievers and cough and cold medicines.
  7. Approximately 15 percent of the errors were associated with antihistamine use.
  8. Antibiotics made up another 12 percent of prescription drug errors in children.
  9. Medications causing the highest rate of hospitalization or death in children involved muscle relaxants, cardiovascular drugs, and mental health drugs.

If your child was injured as a result of taking a medication, it is important to seek legal guidance in order to protect your legal rights. We encourage you to contact us today at 888-526-7616 for more information.