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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.
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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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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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Dangerously High Dosages Cause Patients to Pursue Walgreens Pharmacy Error Claims

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

Many people need their medications to get better and to improve their health. While some medications can be lifesaving, inappropriate prescribing can actually be harmful. Too little medication may not help and too much medication may harm. When a pharmacy gives a patient too much medication, patients can suffer the consequences.

Walgreens and other pharmacies have been known to make mistakes with patient prescriptions from time to time, causing patients to receive an incorrect dose of drugs. When pharmacists provide patients with too many pills, the wrong medication, or the right medication but the wrong dose—a dangerously high dose—a patient can overdose or suffer the harmful effects of too much medication. Sadly, this often results in serious injuries or the death of innocent patients.

While all patients are susceptible to injuries and death when taking too much medication, there are two specific groups of people who are more affected by an accidental drug overdose:

  • Children – they have a small body mass
  • Elderly – they cannot excrete drugs from their system as quickly as younger patients

In order for medicines to work as they should, medications need to be prescribed properly and taken correctly. However, many pharmacists have made huge dosing errors that have resulted in injuries and death. For example, a patient was supposed to receive 15 milligrams of a medicine; however, a pharmacist filled 150 milligrams instead—ten times the amount the prescription should have been.

Because the majority of consumers trust pharmacists they may not compare their original doctor’s prescriptions with the labels on the bottles the pharmacy hands them. As a result, they typically don’t catch a Walgreens pharmacy error that could involve the wrong medication or the wrong dose. In many cases, patients who are given the wrong medication or wrong dose often become more ill than they were prior to taking the medication.

If you or your loved one suffered injuries as a result of a Walgreens pharmacy mistake, you have the right to sue the pharmacy to collect compensation for your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. Contact a skilled pharmacy error lawyer at Kennedy Hodges to discuss your potential Walgreens pharmacy error claim for damages. Call us at 888-526-7616 for a free consultation, and also request a free copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.