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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.
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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.
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The Most Common Drugs Given Incorrectly in Pharmacies

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

Most common drugs given incorrectly in pharmaciesThe number of people needing medications is rising quickly as Baby Boomers age. As a result, new drugs come out nearly every year to treat ailments. The New York Times reported that medication errors have risen roughly 50 percent since 2008. Learn which drugs are commonly given incorrectly at the pharmacy.

The most common drugs that are given in error in pharmacies and in hospitals and emergency rooms are:
  • Corticosteroids, which are used to treat asthma, severe joint/spine inflammation, and Ulcerative Colitis;
  • Cancer drugs;
  • Blood thinners;
  • Heart medicines;
  • Blood Pressure drugs;

There are many other drugs that are given incorrectly, either to the wrong person, in the wrong dose, or a patient gets a completely different drug that sounded like the one the doctor ordered.

Protect yourself by learning how errors happen.

The Cost of Errors
Medication errors cost an estimated $3 billion dollars in medical treatment and lost wages each year, and this price is rising every year. These errors can be costly financially, but what happens when a patients pays the ultimate price for a completely preventable error? When a family loses the breadwinner, when parents lose children, or children lose their mothers?

The only recourse is to sue these negligent corporations, whether the error occurred in the hospital, in the pharmacy, or the hospital’s pharmacy. You can sue them for malpractice. While it will never bring back a family’s loved one. But it will give you the power to help reduce the chance that it happens to others.

Speak with our medication error attorneys at no charge. We can tell you what you need to do, and whether you have a case. Do not wait any longer - the statute of limitations starts running after the date of the error. Call us toll-free at 888-526-7616, or send us a confidential contact form.