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Check the color of your child’s medication to avoid injuries from prescription errors

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
Posted on May 01, 2012

Children's medication errorsAfter picking up a regular prescription from her nearby pharmacy, Helena Castilla of Lake Worth, FL, went home to give her son his medication for Attention Deficit Disorder.

Something about the color of the medicine made Castilla stop and call her pharmacy. She did not give her 10-year-old son the medicine. Castilla said the pill shape was the same, but the color was different and that she had a weird feeling about the medication.

After contacting the pharmacy, Castilla was told that, yes, someone had made a mistake and her son’s ADHD prescription for Intuniv was mixed up with Invega, an adult drug to treat schizophrenia.
Castilla claims pharmacy staff told her that if her son had taken the schizophrenia medication he could have been dead the next morning.

Children’s medication errors - A parent’s worst nightmare
This scenario can be utterly sickening to a parent. Had the mother above given her child the incorrect medication from the pharmacy she could easily have been in the middle of a parent’s worst nightmare.

As a parent, you have to juggle work and home responsibilities, and taking care of your children is a top priority. After a long day at the office any parent could easily miss the fact that their child’s prescription is off-color, or has a slightly different shape.

When prescription errors happen, often you may have already given the medicine to your child, or taken the wrong prescription yourself, before realizing there has been a mistake.

What to do if you or your child suffered injuries because of a medication error
If you or your loved one suffered harm because of a prescription error you have rights under the law to file a claim for compensation. This is the only way to hold pharmacies accountable for their mistakes. If you have questions about injuries after a pharmacy error you can contact our pharmacy error attorneys at 1-888-526-7616 today for a free consultation about your case.

How to avoid children’s prescription errors
Double-checking every package you receive at the pharmacy is the best way to prevent pharmacy error from harming you or your children. Pharmacy mistakes are extremely underreported and most states do not require any reporting of mistakes by pharmacies.

You can also order our free report: 10 Tips to Protect Your Kids from Pharmacy  Errors

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