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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.

What role does a pharmacy technician have in filling my child’s prescription?

Pharmacies are increasingly using more pharmacy technicians to assist pharmacists in the filling of prescriptions. Many retail chain pharmacies have found that using technicians to help keep their pharmacies running is more cost-effective than hiring more pharmacists. In fact, 71% of the nearly 300,000 pharmacy technicians working in the nation are employed by retail pharmacies, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Technicians perform many pharmacy-related tasks and work as liaisons between patients and pharmacists. Often times, patients will be talking to a pharmacy technician assuming they are speaking with a pharmacist. While pharmacy technicians are essential in the medical industry, they have to work under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.

Pharmacists have more education than technicians, can counsel patients about potential side effects, and perform drug reviews. Pharmacy technicians are not supposed to give patients any advice. However, pharmacy technicians are handling more and more responsibilities that were once suited only for pharmacists. A pharmacy technician may fill a prescription; however, the pharmacist on duty is required to check the medication before it is handed out to a customer.

When something goes wrong and a child or adult receives the wrong medication or the wrong dose of medicine, the pharmacist is the one who will likely be liable for negligence, even if the technician is the one who filled the prescription.

If your child received the wrong medication or incorrect dose of medicine, whether it was the technician or pharmacist’s fault, call a skilled drug error attorney at Kennedy Hodges, L.L.P. to discuss your rights. We will provide you with answers to your questions during a free consultation. Call us at 888-526-7616 today.

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