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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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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.

What You Can Do to Save Your Life & Avoid Pharmacy Mistakes

Galvin B. Kennedy
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Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing personal injury, pharmacy error, and overtime law
Posted on Apr 07, 2014

Last month we reported on a story done by the CBS 11 I-Team about the many medication mistakes made by pharmacies in North Texas. Shockingly, the article revealed that over 200 pharmacy errors are annually reported to the Texas Board of Pharmacy; however, many more mistakes transpire that aren’t even reported to the Board.

After the story aired on the news, Pharmacist Bill Bradshaw contacted CBS and stated, “Any pharmacist that tells you they haven’t made mistakes would be lying to you.” According to Bradshaw, he began his career as a pharmacist in 1973 and has worked for almost every major drug store chain in North Texas. He and other pharmacists that reached out to CBS explained that the reasons medication mistakes occur often include:

  • Overworked pharmacists
  • Understaffed pharmacies
  • Being pressured to fill more prescriptions than ever before
  • Juggling immunizations, inpatient customers and drive through windows

As the I-Team followed-up on their report to explain why so many pharmacy mistakes happen, they were also informed by pharmacists that pharmacy chains should hire more help to help reduce the workload placed on pharmacists—which could ultimately reduce the amount of pharmacy errors.

In the meantime until pharmacies hire more pharmacists to lighten the load, it is essential that the public pay attention to their medications pill color, directions, label, dosage, and the name of drug to ensure their safety. Simply by taking notice and being aware of your medication, you can help reduce the chances of being a victim of a pharmacy mistake and help save your life.