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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.

Receiving the wrong medication from a pharmacy happens more often than people think.

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

A pharmacy error lawyer can help you if you've been given the wrong medication.

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Each year, 1.3 million Americans are injured because of medication errors.

Few people realize there is a real risk of picking up your medication from your local pharmacy and suffering severe consequences because of a pharmacy error or prescription error.

Large pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens fill billions of prescriptions every year. Medication errors can have tragic consequences for patients, including: overdose, toxicity, poisoning, or death. There are different types of pharmacy medication errors and one of the most common is providing the wrong medication.

Wrong medication errors can include:

  1. Being given another patient's prescription, 
  2. Medicine labeled with your name but with the wrong medication inside, 
  3. Pharmacy failing to identify drug interactions,
  4. Pharmacy failing to identify drug allergies,
  5. Pharmacy failing to double-check with doctors about unclear prescriptions,
  6. Pharmacy confusing drugs that sound or look alike. For example, Alprazolam and Lorazepam are frequently confused at pharmacies.

These are just some of the ways medication errors can occur. The consequences of medication errors can be severe, and in some cases fatal, and they can happen to anyone regardless of where you live or who you are.

Prescription errors and medication errors occur for many reasons, such as:

  • Overworked pharmacy staff
  • Inadequate pharmacy training
  • Pharmacist negligence in supervision of pharmacy technicians
  • Lack of communication between pharmacy staff and doctors
  • Depending on automated systems to prevent all medicine errors
  • Cost-cutting by hospitals and big corporations to reduce staff

Even minor injuries due to wrong medication should be compensated.

You may have suffered from 24-48 hours of vomiting, headaches, nausea, sleeplessness, diarrhea or any combination of these symptoms. Many of our prospective clients question whether it's worth their time to pursue a pharmacy error claim. However, these claims can have many benefits.

Reporting these mistakes serves two purposes.

(1) It makes the pharmacies aware of the mistakes to prevent injuries to others.

(2) Even claims for temporary injuries have surprisingly high economic value.

What to do if you have suffered because of pharmacy malpractice.

You can order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors" to learn more about taking action because of a medication error. You can also call our board certified attorneys to start your free case review.

If you have been the victim of a medication error the last thing you should worry about is trying to deal with a pharmacy who will deny your claim. When you have an attorney on your side the pharmacies pay attention. If you have suffered because of an error by a doctor, hospital, pharmacist, or a pharmaceutical company you should speak to a board certified attorney today.

What can I recover in a pharmacy lawsuit?

Usually, the law allows for people who have been injured due to pharmacy negligence and medication errors to file a personal injury lawsuit. In these cases, you are allowed to recover compensation for damages in these categories:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Lost income 
  • Impairment
  • Physical injuries

Even if you do not believe you have severe injuries the future consequences of prescription errors are unknown. Download our free books 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 speak with pharmacy error attorneys who are board certified in personal injury trial law and start your free case review today.