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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.
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.

Medication Mix-Ups Responsible for Pilot Sleepiness and Women’s ER Visits for Spasms, Sudden Memory Loss

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

You may have thought that your pharmacy’s medication error was a simple mistake. There’s no need to report it, or take action against the pharmacy, right? Yes, you were sick, but you’re better now, so what’s the point of dragging it out?

Sometimes people can be too quick to forgive, which conveniently allows the pharmacy to forget.

Error reporting is one of the primary means of helping patients avoid a prescription drug error. TheInstitute for Safe Medical Practices collects data from doctors and pharmacies nationwide, educating patients and medical professionals on how to avoid having the same mistake occur in the future.

Recent prescription drug errors reported to the Institute for Safe Medical Practices include:

  • Patient mix-ups. A woman on vacation began having severe muscle spasms in her back, face, and neck. She was taken to the emergency room, where it was discovered that she had accidentally taken her father’s antipsychotic medication instead of her own prescription. The woman had tried to save room in her suitcase by packing both drugs in the same container. 
  • Look-alike medications. A woman was taken to the hospital ER when she began behaving oddly and exhibited signs of sudden memory loss. It was discovered that she had placed some of her sleeping pills in the same container with her cholesterol-lowering medication and had been taking the sleeping pills during the day.
  • Secondhand victims. One terrifying instance of a prescription drug error involved numerous potential victims who hadn’t even taken any wrong medication. While flying miles above the ground, a co-pilot noticed that the pilot of the plane was having trouble staying awake and seemed groggy and confused. Luckily, the co-pilot was able to take over and safely complete the flight. Later, the pilot realized that he had taken a sleeping pill instead of his blood pressure medication. 

These are just a few examples of the potentially catastrophic medication errors that occur every day. If someone you love was hospitalized after a pharmacy error, it is important to remember that there is help available, and there are people who are willing to fight for your rights. Call Kennedy Hodges today at (888) 526-7616 or fill out our online contact form to begin your FREE case evaluation.

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