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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.

How Nurses Can Defend Patients from Hospital Medication Mistakes

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
You probably expected to feel a little under the weather during your recent recovery at the hospital.  But, what you may not have expected is a pharmaceutical error that kept you off your feet for several more days than your condition required—and the worst part is, your caregiver was responsible.
Nurses are perhaps the best defense against medication errors in hospitals: they are uniquely positioned to detect and correct errors before the patient is harmed.  However, nurses are just as likely to make mistakes as doctors or pharmacists, and strict regulations must be followed to avoid a serious pharmaceutical injury.
The American Society of Hospital Pharmacists recommends that before giving any medication, nurses:
  • Should be familiar with medication ordering and processing particular to the unit or facility
  • Should evaluate all patients’ medications for desirable outcomes, medication duplications and possible drug interactions
  • Should know how to operate any medication devices, such as insulin pumps, before using
  • Should verify all drug orders before administering medication using the Five Rights
  • Should check all drugs for integrity, including appearance quality and expiration dates
  • Should observe patients for ill-effects after dosage
  • Should administer all drug dosages at the appropriate times
  • Should not remove a medication from its package until just before administration
  • Should never “borrow” a medication from one patient to give to another
  • Should always check a medication dosage with a second individual (nurse or pharmacist) before administering
  • Ask questions or get verification when a problem with the medication order is detected
As board-certified pharmacy error attorneys, we often see victims of medication mistakes afraid to pursue a case against the hospital.  They do not have the strength to fight a court battle against powerful lawyers, and feel that hiring a lawyer will be one more bill they will have to pay.
The attorneys at Kennedy Hodges have helped countless victims of drug errors get justice and compensation for their injuries.  To learn how we can help you, call our offices today at 888-526-7616 for a free consultation. For more free information, click the link above for a complimentary copy of our book, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.