My child received the wrong medication at the pharmacy. Can I sue for damages?

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Parents trust their children’s pharmacies, medical professionals, and health care facilities to provide their children with very high-quality care. Vaccines, antibiotics, and new medications have resulted in better health and fewer illnesses for our children. However, when the medication is prescribed or dosed incorrectly, the child’s health can be seriously jeopardized.

In spite of all the new technology that exists, drug mistakes still occur. If your child did not receive the correct drug in the correct dosage, you have the right to take legal action against the pharmacy, hospital, or health care provider who made the mistake. Prescribing or dispensing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage for your child can lead to disastrous results.

A recent study found that drug prescribing and dispensing mistakes occur in more than 20 percent of medications given to children, which is similar to the rate of mistakes for adults. However, the results of a young child taking the wrong medication can be must more catastrophic than an adult taking the wrong medication.

If your child has been given the wrong medication, or the right medication at the wrong dosage, your child may have a legal right to compensation. Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707 to learn more about your child’s legal rights if he or she was the victim of a medication mistake. Call today to schedule a free consultation on your case, or visit us on YouTube

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