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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.

Turn to a Pharmacy Error Lawyer When Conflicting Medications Cause You Injury

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

Drug interactions are a great concern for the many people who are taking multiple prescription medications. Because prescription drugs can interact with other drugs and even the chemicals of the human body and ultimately cause harm, doctors and pharmacists are expected to take proper care when prescribing medication to patients. Unfortunately, doctors and pharmacists make medication mistakes from time to time and don’t realize a patient is on another medication that may interact with the new drug prescribed.

According to a recent survey published by Forbes, about one-third of Americans take at least one prescription drug, and half of all those over the age of 55 are on prescription medications.  The potential for drug interactions increase with the increase in medication use, and senior citizens take more prescription drugs than any other age group due to their aging bodies and ailments. This makes seniors the people most susceptible to and affected by conflicting medications. Sadly, it is estimated that approximately 100,000 people in the U.S. die annually from adverse drug reactions.

If drugs are dispensed that interact dangerously with another drug a patient is already taking or is allergic to, the interaction can cause serious injuries, such as:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Heart attack
  • Dangerously low or high blood pressure
  • Respiratory failure
  • Brain injury
  • Wrongful death

When Drug Interactions Cause Harm

Patients usually trust that their doctors and pharmacists will give them their medications safely. However, when prescription errors occur and patients are prescribed medication that conflicts with the drugs they are already taking, patients need to hold the pharmacy or doctor responsible. This is because doctors and pharmacists have a duty and obligation to provide medications that do not adversely interact with one another. Even if the drug interaction did not cause a wrongful death, a patient should still be compensated for the following:

  • Trip to the emergency room
  • Hospital bills
  • Surgical costs
  • Prescription medication costs
  • Other medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other losses

For help finding out if the dangerous drug interaction was caused by either or both the doctor and pharmacy involved, call our skilled pharmacy error lawyers today. We can conduct an investigation to expose negligence so that you can receive justice and just compensation for the wrong you suffered.  Call Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. today at 888-526-7616 to find out your rights during a free consultation and receive a FREE copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.