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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.

How Children Are at Risk of Prescription Errors in Texas

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
You don't understand how this happened. Your son had a simple infection, and you were told to give him antibiotics and assured that he would be fine in a few days. Don't worry, the doctor said.
Two days later, your son is in the hospital with liver toxicity from a medication overdose-and the only thing worse than your child getting sick is the realization that the medication you gave him made him sicker.

Get the facts about your child's prescription error in our FREE book: How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, over 30,000 medication errors have been reported since 1992. In the eight years from 1993 to 2000 alone, 81 medication errors affected 1,144 children-and 29 of these died as a result.
Due to their age, weight and size, children are at a much greater risk of permanent side effects as a result of medication errors. Just as their bodies have not yet developed their immune systems to fight severe infection, they also do not have the kidney development necessary to process an overdose of medication.
Incorrect medications can be administered to children in a number of ways:
  • Vaccinations. The amount of injections children receive is much higher than the average adult, and each one carries the potential for medication error.
  • Prenatal drugs. Houston prenatal drug errors can lead to birth defects, early delivery, and miscarriage if the wrong medication is given to the mother.
  • Wrong dosage. Children are often given the same medications as adults, but since they are much smaller in size and weight, a smaller dosage must be calculated carefully. Since you cannot tell a person's age by his name on a label, a pharmacist can easily overlook a larger dose by assuming that the prescription is for an adult.
As experienced Texas prescription drug error attorneys, we know that the amount of these injuries is staggering-but sadly, they're probably not even close to the real number. Many such reports are voluntary, so many medication errors go unreported every year. As a result, the pharmacy or hospital responsible is never held accountable for their mistakes.
If your child has suffered as a result of a health professional's mistake, call Kennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 today for a free consultation on your case.