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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.

Think Twice Before Putting Your Trust and Health in the Hands of Walgreens Pharmacists

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

“Trust is a funny thing, never know what it can bring, but it sure can cause you pain.” While these song lyrics by singer Josh Abbott refer to an intimate personal relationship, the same could be said for any relationship we have with others, including pharmacists.

Every day, people around this nation put their trust in the hands of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and the pharmacy staff at their local Walgreens pharmacy. Unfortunately, many are injured in the process due to pharmacy errors—suffering physical pain, and even death, as a result.

So, Why Do We Trust Pharmacists?

Many people don’t think about this question, as they automatically just trust their local pharmacist. This could be because the public knows pharmacists have gone through years of schooling and training. Additionally, pharmacists know more about drugs and medications than the general public. Most Walgreens customers don’t question these facts, but they should be more concerned because pharmacists have been known to make mistakes.

Although there should be procedures and safeguards to protect against medication mistakes when pharmacists and pharmacy techs are preparing prescriptions, sometimes they are distracted, busy or tired, which may cause them to take shortcuts or fail to spot an error. When this occurs, a patient may be given the wrong medication or the wrong dose of medication and may suffer physical pain.

Pharmacy errors occur way more often than most people think, and licensed pharmacists have been disciplined for such drug errors. Unfortunately, medication errors are under-reported, and as a result, the public does not think about the consequences of pharmacy errors.

What You Can Do About It

The next time you drop off and pick up your prescription from Walgreens, check the medication to make sure the label reads correctly and speak with your pharmacist during a personal consultation before trusting that no errors have occurred.

If you have been harmed by a medication mix-up or other type of pharmacy error at Walgreens, call Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P., a drug error law firm, at 888-526-7616 for a free consultation and a FREE copy of our report, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.