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Wrong dosage administration an indication of pharmacy error

Posted on January 26, 2015 8:27 am under Medical Malpractice

A 2006 report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies suggests that every year, 1.5 million people are adversely affected by preventable medical errors. This results in an annual extra medical cost of $3.5 billion, not to mention the hours lost at work and decreased productivity.

Among the most common medical pitfalls in the country is the administration of wrong dosage. In the step-by-step process of prescribing, transcribing, and dispensing drugs, medical professionals and pharmacists may commit one of these mistakes:

  • Physician selects the wrong dose of medication
  • Physician selects the right dose of medication, but enters/writes wrong prescription
  • Pharmacist received the right prescription, but misread the right dose of medication
  • Pharmacist read the right dose of medication, but grabs the medication with incorrect dosage
  • Pharmacist read the right dose of medication, but erroneously measures the medication

At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we help victims of pharmacy errors seek the financial restitution they believe they are owed by possibly filing a lawsuit against the parties involved. Call our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 for a free case assessment today.