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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.

5 Ways to Avoid Medication Errors in Texas

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
It is terrifying to think that a simple mistake could cost the life of someone you love.
Unfortunately, over 2.2 million patients are given the wrong medication every year-and the side effects range from minor nausea to untimely death.

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The most common cause of medication mistakes in Texas is simple human error: a pharmacist failing to read a label, or a nurse mistaking one patient for another. With all the different ways these mistakes can occur, how can you reduce your risk of a medication error?
  • Choose your pharmacy wisely. Does your pharmacist know your name? Does she take the time to go over any questions, or does she seem to want to "keep the line moving?" If you're unhappy with the service, fill your prescription somewhere else. Remember: you're the customer, and a pharmacist should want your business.
  • Speak up! In many states, pharmacists are required to ask if you have any questions. If you do, now's the time-especially if it's the first time with a new prescription.
  • Crack it open. Don't be afraid to open the pill bottle to make sure the medication is what you expected. If the tablet looks different than usual, ask the pharmacist if it has changed and to please double-check. It never hurts to be overly cautious, especially when your health is at risk.
  • Keep your own records. Many pharmacies have online ordering, which is an easy way to refill your usual medications. However, it shouldn't be your only record of your prescriptions. Always keep a "hard copy" of labels and other notes, including dosages and dates you began taking them.
  • "Thank you, DON'T drive-thru." The drive-thru is a great option for those who are injured or have trouble getting out of cars. Unfortunately, the staff is more likely to make mistakes in the drive-thru pharmacy than with the customers they serve face-face. If you can, always get out of the car for your prescriptions.
If someone you love has been the victim of a medication error, get advice from an experienced Texas pharmacy error attorney. Call Kennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 today for a free consultation on your prescription error case.