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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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Three Errors, One Patient, Two Weeks: A Colorado Walgreens Was to Blame

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

If a pharmacy made three medication mistakes in one day, you would be right to worry. You might even be tempted to take your business somewhere else.

But what if the pharmacy made three separate errors on drugs for the same patient--and that patient was you?

For a woman in Colorado, this was exactly what happened. In the space of two weeks, Firestone resident Kristi Warner suffered three different Walgreens prescription errors: once with her own prescription, and two involving her children’s medications.

Earlier this year, Warner’s local Walgreens made mistakes involving:

  • Wrong pill count. Warner was prescribed one-and-a-half pills per day of her antidepressant, but the pharmacy only gave her enough for one pill a day, forcing her to go a week without her medication.
  • Wrong drug. Warner picked up two prescriptions for her children the following week. Her 11-year-old son was supposed to receive a short-acting version of Ritalin; unfortunately, the pharmacy dispensed a time-release variant of the drug.
  • Wrong dosage.Perhaps the most worrying error was the pharmacy’s mistake in giving Warner’s 3-year-old son a dangerous dosage of antibiotic. Warner suspected something was wrong, and when she contacted the pharmacy, they confirmed the child’s medication error: the antibiotic her son received would kill the infection, but would probably also kill all the useful bacteria in his body as well.

Although a Walgreen’s spokesman released a statement promising to investigate the cause of the errors, Warner says she’s not going to give them a chance to let the mistakes happen again.

“I’m really lucky the kids didn’t get sick. I think I’m going to be switching pharmacies from now on,” says Warner.

If you suffered harmful effects from a prescription drug error, the attorneys at Kennedy Hodges can help you get payment for your injury costs. Call us today at (888) 526-7616 to start your FREE, one-on-one consultation.

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