Millions of Americans Are Injured & Killed by Medical Errors

Every year, over 1.5 million Americans are injured and more than 7,000 are killed due to medication errors. There seems to be a large pharmacy chain on every corner, and patients depend on these pharmacies to get their prescriptions right, yet they make errors at an alarming rate. Hospitals, Doctors and Nurses are also responsible for Medication Errors. We often hear reports about another patient being seriously injured or killed when they are given the wrong drug or wrong dose. The most frequent Medication Errors include the:

  • Wrong Drug
  • Wrong Dose or Strength of Drug
  • Wrong Directions for Taking the Medicine
  • Wrong Patient given another’s Medication
  • Giving a Patient a Drug to which they are Allergic
  • Giving a Patient Drugs that should not be taken together – Drug Interactions
  • Failing to Counsel or Warn about Serious Side Effects and What to Do