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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.

Pharmacy Errors Affect Patients of All Pharmacies, Big and Small.

David W. Hodges
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prescription pills from pharmacy errorsCVS is the second largest pharmacy chain in the United States, just behind Walgreens, and has over 7,000 stores in 41 states. The company, like Walgreens, also has lawsuits brought against them for pharmacy mistake injuries as they fill millions of prescriptions each year.

The same types of pharmacy errors affect CVS pharmacies: 

  • Wrong medication
  • Wrong dosage
  • Compounding errors
  • Medication Mix-Ups

Wrong dosage instructions leads to dangers for 3-year-old:

In 2011, after breaking his leg, a 3-year-old boy's parents took him to the emergency room, where the boy was prescribed a children's dose of Roxicet, a painkiller. The CVS pharmacist incorrectly transcribed the doctor's prescription for the toddler. He was supposed to receive 1.5 mls, but the pharmacy gave instructions for 7.5 mls -- five times the prescribed dosage.

Fortunately, the child's mother was a registered nurse who knew the dose was dangerous for her child. The boy also had asthma, which could have caused a potential risk of breathing problems.

Not every parent can catch the mistakes of the pharmacy. It is the duty of care of a pharmacist to ensure your medications are correct. When that duty of care is breached the best option is to contact a pharmacy error attorney to investigate your case fully.

Wrong dosage instructions from CVS puts baby's life in danger

The last thing on most parent's minds when they pick up a prescription is that their children could be harmed by the very medication that is supposed to heal them. That is exactly what happened to Holly Kohler when she started giving her baby Alex three-quarters of a teaspoon twice a day of liquid Zantac in 2005. She had no way of knowing the dosage instructions had been written incorrectly on her baby's prescription at the CVS pharmacy.

The pharmacy's mistake was not revealed until a month later when Kohler took her child back to the doctor for a checkup. The dosage should have been three-quarters of a milliliter. Doctors interviewed by news agencies confirmed that babies are at a higher risk of seizure or stroke while receiving the medicine.

These stories should be a warning to parents and consumers that pharmacies' first concern is their bottom line. Many times pharmacies cut costs and don't hire enough staff or put pharmacy technicians through adequate training. Consumers and their loved ones are the ones who suffer because of their mistakes. Call 888-526-7616 to start your free pharmacy case review.