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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.
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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.
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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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.

Seven Things Your Pharmacist Must Do After a Medication Error Injury

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
When you have been given the wrong medication, there are a number of ways you could react. You may need further treatment to correct the effects, or you may need hospitalization. But after you recover and start to pursue your prescription drug injury case, you may wonder: how is the pharmacy responding to the mistake?

The American Society of Hospital Pharmacists has released a study outlining what all nurses, doctors, and pharmacists should do when a medication error occurs.Here are just a few things the ASHP recommends the at-fault party should do after a harmful prescription drug mistake:

  • Provide any necessary corrective treatment, including rehabilitative and supportive therapy
  • Document the error, including the specific circumstances and the reason the error occurred, as soon as possible.
  • Warn physicians, nurses, and pharmacy managers if the error was caused by a potentially unknown factor, such as an interaction with another drug.
  • Investigate the incident thoroughly, including determining the cause, location, persons involved, details of the case and any other pertinent information. how the incident occurred, and who was involved. All-important evidence, such as patient labels or drug packaging, should be kept for examination.
  • Review of the incident should fall to the superiors: the board or the hospital or pharmacy to determine the exact cause of the accident and what further steps should be taken to correct it.
  • Identify The staff members who were involved in the error should meet with the investigation team to learn how best to prevent the error in the future, including implementing a new system or fixing a breakdown in the current procedures. 
  • Report all medication errors to a national monitoring program so that pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and patients can all benefit from the experience of the error and avoid a similar error in the future. 

Our pharmacy error injury lawyersrealize that many hospitals and pharmacies will not change their methods unless something is at stake. By pursuing a case against the person who caused your injury, you can get compensation for your suffering and prevent the accident from happening again.

To get a FREE, one-on-one consultation with a prescription drug error attorney, call Kennedy Hodges today at (888) 526-7616 or fill out the contact form on this page.

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