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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Why Are Young Patients More Vulnerable to Serious Medication Mistakes?

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

Little children including infants, toddlers, kindergarteners, and elementary school-aged children, are physically small. This means that a child’s liver, kidneys, and immune system are still developing, making him or her more vulnerable to serious medication errors, such as receiving the incorrect mediation or dosage.

Even the smallest increase in the dose of medication or the wrong drug can have serious effects for children, especially for infants born prematurely. Besides their small physical size, why are children more vulnerable to serious prescription mistakes?

The other reasons why children are more prone to suffering from side effects from medication mistakes include:

  • Children’s internal organs are still developing, which can make it harder for children than adults to flush out excess medication.
  • Different forms of drugs that children receive including liquids, pills, and drops can make dosages difficult to understand.
  • Medication intended for children is often diluted adult medication. Because adult drugs come pre-packaged, there is room for pharmacy error when a pharmacist has to individually dilute and dose medication based on a child’s age, size and weight. This lack of standardized dosing makes children more vulnerable to medication mistakes.
  • Children have a hard time communicating if something is wrong. While they may know something doesn’t feel right, they don’t have the words to tell their parents or doctors exactly what’s going on inside of them. Because they cannot explain a symptom or specific problem that has developed, it is more difficult to diagnose and treat children.

When children suffer injuries due to medication mistakes, their symptoms can get worse quickly and they can deteriorate faster than adults. This is why parents of small children need to be their son or daughter’s eyes and ears. If something doesn’t seem right with your child, speak up. Don’t ever assume that your child will not be a victim of a medical mistake or prescription error. Humans, including pharmacists and doctors, do make mistakes, and your child may suffer as a result.

If your son or daughter was a victim of a prescription error in Texas or another state, you should speak to a pharmacy error lawyer at Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. regarding the harm your child has suffered. Please call us for a complimentary confidential case consultation at 888-526-7616. Also, make sure you request a FREE copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.