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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.

Wrong Dosage Errors at Pharmacies Can Cause Severe Injury

David W. Hodges
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3 out of 10 medication errors involve improper dosages.

One very common form of medication error is when a patient is given an incorrect medication dosage. Pharmacies and their staff have a responsibility not only to ensure that people receive the correct medication, but also that these prescriptions are in the correct dosage.  Studies sponsored by the FDA tell us that more than 30% of all pharmacy errors relate to dosage errors. Receiving the wrong dosage amount of certain medications can be harmful or even deadly to a patient.

Common ways that wrong dosage errors can occur:

  • Being given the correct medicine in the wrong dose per pill

  • Being given the correct medicine, but told to take more often than is safe

  • Pharmacy staff incorrectly enters decimal points and zeroes

  • Incorrect dosage instructions are given to administer medicine

  • Pharmacy staff confuses metric units and dosing units.

It is awful to think that just one incorrect decimal point can lead to your child receiving 10 times the correct dosage of medication.

Human error, bad lighting, uncomfortable workspace, and many other factors can lead to medication errors. As the number of prescriptions being filled every year rises, the rate of pharmacy errors will also increase.

Receiving the incorrect dosage of a medication can lead to tragic consequences for patients, including:

  • Overdose

  • Underdose 

  • Toxicity 

  • Poisoning 

  • Death

What to do if you have suffered because of a wrong dosage error.

Order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors." We wrote this book so patients in your situation can learn how to protect yourself and loved ones and hold the pharmacy accountable for its mistake.

Wrong dosage errors can cause life-altering injuries and even death. If you or a loved one has suffered because of a wrong dosage error from a pharmacy, you need assistance. You should then order a free copy of our book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors," to learn more about taking action because of a dosage error. You can then decide to call our board certified attorneys toll free to review your case free of charge.

Chain pharmacies will do everything in their power to deny you any claim. But when you have an attorney on your side, the pharmacies pay attention. If you have suffered because of a pharmacy dosage error you should speak to a board certified personal injury attorney immediately.

Clients we have represented in pharmacy error cases.

Our firm has successfully represented clients in claims against all of the major pharmacies across the country for medication errors or dosage errors. We are experienced in handling these claims against large corporations like Walgreens or CVS and against small companies alike. Read our case results to view some of our successful cases.