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Pediatric Medication Errors

Was Your Child Given An Incorrect Dose?

Drugs are powerful tools medical professionals use to treat all types of illnesses and ailments but can be incredibly dangerous when used incorrectly. Tens of thousands of people are killed every year due to medication errors, but multiple studies over the years have found that pediatric medication errors are far more likely to occur than adult medication errors. According to the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, medication errors occur three times as often with newborn and young children compared to adults, and an estimated 7,000 children are killed every year because of these medical errors.

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At Tom Rhodes Law Firm, we know just how stressful it can be to see your newborn child’s health put in jeopardy. If their life was put at risk because of a doctor’s negligence, then you deserve the chance to take your case to court and fight for the outcome you and your family needs. Contact our firm today to discuss your case with one of our experienced birth injury attorneys today and begin planning out your next steps.

Common Forms Of Medication Errors

The most common medication error that affects pediatric patients is incorrect dosing, in part due to the fact that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not include dosing guidelines for young patients all medications. Other issues that can lead to dosing errors include:

  • Poor communication between the doctor/medical staff and the parents, caregivers, or patient.
  • Missed or late dose errors.
  • Lack of monitoring for adverse effects to the medication.
  • Failure to account for potential side effects of mixing different types of medications or dietary/herbal products.
  • Improperly administering the drug.
  • Incorrect dosage.
  • Incorrect frequency.
  • Using the wrong medicine to treat the condition.

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The health of your child is the most important thing in the world to a young family, and if their safety was put at risk because of the actions of your doctor, you deserve the chance to fight for the legal outcome you and your child deserve. Our birth injury lawyers at Tom Rhodes Law Firm understand what it takes to secure the compensation you require, and will guide you through the legal process to ensure that you and your family are put in the best position possible. Give us a call at (505) 544-4088 to discuss your case over the phone, or schedule a free initial consultation by filling out our online form today.

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