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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.

Children Medication Errors

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

How a spoonful of medicine can hurt your child.

If a pharmacy writes the wrong dosage instructions on a prescription, one extra dose of medicine can seriously harm a child. 

Many times doctors write prescriptions based specifically on a child's height and weight. As a parent, it's important to know how you can protect your children from medication errors. You can avoid every parent's nightmare by downloading our free checklist, "10 Tips to Protect Your Children Against Pharmacy Errors."

Medication errors can significantly threaten a child's life more than an adult's for several reasons.

  • A child's body is still developing and their organs are not comparable to an adult's;
  • Children do not have a fully developed immune system and their bodies cannot fight off sickness as strongly as an adult can;
  • Many drugs are not formulated for children and doctors have to calculate specific dosage instructions based on their height and weight, which leads to more error chances;
  • Children's bodies metabolize medicine differently;
  • Children may not show symptoms of medication errors and infants and very small children cannot tell their parents they don't feel well.

Tenfold Medication Error

One misplaced decimal in a child's prescription can result in a tenfold medication error that turns into every parent's nightmare.

The actor Dennis Quaid's newborn twins almost died in 2007 after being given a dose of blood-thinner that was 1,000 times the prescribed dose. Many parents have gone through the devastating ordeal of losing their infants because of similar errors. The unfortunate fact is that most of these errors are preventable. You can avoid every parent's nightmare by downloading our free checklist.

The same causes of medication error apply and in many cases children can become extremely sick because of a pharmacy error.

  • Children given the correct medicine in the wrong dose,
  • Pharmacy staff incorrectly enters decimal points and zeroes,
  • Pharmacy staff incorrectly enters adult dosage instructions for a child's medicine,
How do I know if I need an attorney for my child's pharmacy error case?

If your child was harmed because of a pharmacy error the last thing you should be concerned about is trying to deal with a pharmacy that will use any method to reject your claim. The best way to make a pharmacy take accountability for their mistake is to contact a board certified pharmacy error attorney to represent your family. By doing this, the pharmacy will know you are not going to sit and accept their mistake.

If you're unsure that you need an attorney download our free book to find out how to get a pharmacy to pay for your prescription error damages. You can also call our office at 888-526-7616 to start your free case review today.