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Types of Errors

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.
Kids Rx Errors Order a free copy of The Top 10 Tips to Protect Your Children Against Pharmacy Errors. If you have suffered a prescription error contact our firm today.
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.
CVS Pharmacy Error Claims If you've been injured because of a CVS Pharmacy prescription error, call us for help with your lawsuit at 888-526-7616.
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.

Do I have a claim for damages when I suffered injuries from receiving an underdose of the right medication?

More pharmacies are hiring pharmacy technicians to replace educated pharmacists. This often leaves one pharmacist to supervise everything and, because of this, more medication errors are bound to happen. This includes pharmacists not catching a pharmacy technician’s mistake that involves an overdose or underdose of medication.

For example, a pharmacy technician may have filled the right medication but the wrong dose of medication. If a prescription the doctor wrote was for 500 milligrams, but a technician filled 50 milligrams and a pharmacist didn’t catch it, a patient can suffer.

Pharmacists are responsible for filling prescriptions correctly and catching mistakes made by technicians. They are responsible for dispensing the correct drug and the correct dosage to patients who rely on them. While most people are aware that receiving too much of a medication can result in harm from overdosing, receiving an underdosage of the correct medication can also cause harm. 

Anytime pharmacy patients do not receive the medication that was ordered by the doctor, they should be entitled to make a pharmacy claim for negligence. All patients deserve to be compensated for any instance in which they suffered harm, mental anguish, medical expenses, or physical pain and suffering as a result of a pharmacy error, including underdose or overdose errors.

To find out about your rights, or for help with your claim against your local pharmacy, please call our experienced pharmacy dosage error lawyers at Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation today at 888-526-7616.

David W. Hodges
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