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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.
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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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Wrong Dose of Cough Syrup Can Cause Serious Drug Error Injuries

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
Like most people, you have probably been struck down by the flu or the common cold. You know the early symptoms, and you run straight to the pharmacy to pick up cough syrup, fever reducers and lozenges, preparing to spend the next few days in bed.

Unfortunately, many people neglect to read the labels before taking these over-the-counter remedies, resulting in a much longer--and more serious--illness.

Many patients do not realize that over-the-counter cough and cold products can be just as dangerous as prescription drugs. If cold victims take more than the recommended dosage or take the medicine too often, they are likely to suffer a serious Houston drug error injury. 

Here are just a few ways cold and flu medications can result in a wrong drug dosage injury:

  • Pain relievers. While may adults will assume Tylenol (acetaminophen) is harmless, many children have died as a result of receiving an improper dose. In many cases, adults did not realize that the infant drop formula is three times more concentrated than the children's liquid. If parents were not properly counseled by a pharmacist, the infant may suffer lifelong or fatal effects.
  • Cough syrup. On March 11, 2008, The FDA issued a warning that Tussionex, a long-acting prescription cough medicine,  can have life-threatening effects for children and adults. The cough syrup contains the narcotic hydrocodone, which helps to control excess coughing; however, patients have suffered breathing problems and even early death because they misunderstood how often and how much of the medication they should take. 
  • Lack of instructions. Many pharmacies fail to inform patients of potential side effects of non-prescription medication. As a result, many victims suffer overdose after misunderstanding dosage instructions, incorrectly measuring liquid medications, or taking multiple medications that contain the same active ingredient.

Our Texas pharmacy error attorneysdo not believe victims should be forced to suffer the effects of a negligent pharmacist’s mistake. We can advise you of your legal rights, including your right to compensation, in your FREE, one-on-one consultation with a prescription drug error attorney. Just call Kennedy Hodges today at (888) 526-7616 or fill out the contact form on this page.

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