The Most Common Drugs Given Incorrectly in Pharmacies
The number of people needing medications is rising quickly as Baby Boomers age. As a result, new drugs come out nearly every year to treat ailments. The New York Times reported that medication errors have risen roughly 50 percent since 2008. Learn which drugs are commonly given incorrectly at the pharmacy.
The most common drugs that are given in error in pharmacies and in hospitals and emergency rooms are:
Corticosteroids, which are used to treat asthma, severe joint/spine inflammation, and Ulcerative Colitis;
Blood Pressure drugs;
There are many other drugs that are given incorrectly, either to the wrong person, in the wrong dose, or a patient gets a completely different drug that sounded like the one the doctor ordered.
The Cost of Errors
Medication errors cost an estimated $3 billion dollars in medical treatment and lost wages each year, and this price is rising every year. These errors can be costly financially, but what happens when a patients pays the ultimate price for a completely preventable error? When a family loses the breadwinner, when parents lose children, or children lose their mothers?
The only recourse is to sue these negligent corporations, whether the error occurred in the hospital, in the pharmacy, or the hospital’s pharmacy. You can sue them for malpractice. While it will never bring back a family’s loved one. But it will give you the power to help reduce the chance that it happens to others.
Speak with our medication error attorneys at no charge. We can tell you what you need to do, and whether you have a case. Do not wait any longer - the statute of limitations starts running after the date of the error. Call us toll-free at 888-526-7616, or send us a confidential contact form.
Kennedy Hodges, LLP helps individuals who have suffered serious injury due to prescription and pharmacy errors across the country, including distributing wrong medications, administering the wrong dosage, and failure to provide medication warnings and instructions.
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