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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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Texas Vaccinations Could Cause Child Dosage Errors

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

You want your child to be as healthy and happy as possible.  You make sure he goes to all of his yearly checkups and, although he hates getting shots, you insist on getting him vaccinated so he doesn’t get sick.

Unfortunately, vaccinations also have risks—and one you may not have considered is a Texas wrong dosage error.

These errors are incredibly common.  Studies have shown that medication errors affect roughly 5% of all drug prescriptions, and nearly 30% of those will be caused by an incorrect dose.  A recent study published in the British Medical Journal revealed that dosage mistakes can happen en masse—for example, when a large group of children are being vaccinated.

In one case in Britain, 857 children were given the wrong dose of a tuberculosis vaccination.  All of the patients were infants, and all of the children received a dose five times greater than intended. Miraculously, all of the babies survived the overdose and were found to have no lasting effects of toxicity.  The mistake was only discovered when some of the children suffered skin reactions and the administering physician noticed the reactions were much higher than normal. 

While these particular children did not suffer lifelong effects of the drug mistake, many other children have—and unfortunately will in the future. The authors of the study acknowledge that medication errors will always be a risk, but the number of medication errors occurring in children is very worrying.  The high number of injections given to newborns and young children put them at significant risk of toxicity, and their undeveloped systems put them at greater risk of fatality or harm as a result.

As experienced Texas prescription drug error attorneys, we agree with the authors’ recommendation for a national surveillance program for medication errors in pediatric patients.  The best way to prevent mistakes from happening is to learn from the past—and ensure accountability from those who make mistakes.

If someone you love has suffered a Houston child medication error, call Kennedy Hodges at 888-526-7616 today for a free consultation on your case, or learn more in our FREE book, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.”