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Medication Errors Happen More Often Than You Think

There was a great article in Forbes regarding the prevalence of medication errors in hospitals. Whether it happens in-patient at a hospital or through your local walk-in pharmacy, medication errors are on the rise and cause serious consequences.

It is estimated that over 1 million medication errors occur each year. That is one error per day per hospital patient. These errors lead to over 7000 deaths.

The FDA defines medication error as a medication error is "any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer." The error could be the wrong medication being given, the wrong dosage or the wrong dosing instructions.

Our firm handles these cases and would be happy to speak with you if you or a loved one have suffered injury as a result of a medication error.

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