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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.

Misfill Errors: A Cause of Texas Pharmacy Malpractice Claims

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

Shockingly, many people die every year due to prescription medication errors involving the wrong dosages, wrong drugs, dangerous drug interactions, and drug administration errors. While some of these errors occur in hospitals and are considered medical malpractice, some medication errors occur under the direct supervision of a pharmacist and result in Texas pharmacy malpractice.

Because a pharmacist is a trained medical professional who is supposed to ensure that patients’ prescriptions are correctly filled, he or she can be held liable for prescription errors that result in an injury or death. Not only are pharmacists responsible for filling customers’ prescriptions with the right drug and proper dosage, they are supposed to disclose the appropriate medication usage and instructions, as well as warn clients about drug interactions. When anything goes wrong along the way and a pharmacist fails to fulfill his or her responsibilities, a consumer can file a legal claim for damages.

Pharmacy Liability in Texas

In cases in which serious injuries or death result from pharmacy prescription medication errors, those injured, or their families, can pursue the course of legal action known as a pharmaceutical malpractice lawsuit.  The reality is that pharmacists and pharmacies can be legally responsible for errors that can cause patients’ harm.

One of the most common causes of Texas pharmacy malpractice lawsuits are misfill errors. While this term sounds  harmless, it is anything but that. In fact, misfill is a broad term used for any of the following pharmacy errors, including:

  • Wrong drug dosage that causes a patient to suffer injuries from not getting enough medication or receiving too much medication
  • Wrong medication was incorrectly filled, causing the patient harm
  • Incorrect drug label causes a patient to take too much medication or not enough

Any one of these misfill errors can cause someone to suffer needlessly. If you have been a victim of a misfill mistake or other type of pharmacy error in Texas, don’t shy away from getting compensated for your injury or loss. There are experienced medication error attorneys ready to help you seek justice.

To find out about your rights in a free consultation, contact a skilled Houston pharmaceutical malpractice lawyer at Kennedy Hodges at 888.526.7616 today. We also invite you to request a free copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.