Hollywood Actor Launches National Medication Error Prevention Program

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Dec 08, 2009 in Dangerous Drugs

Actor Dennis Quaid launched a nationwide program aimed at preventing medication errors such as the one that led to overdoses for his two newborn twins two years ago.

Quaid announced the National Alert Network for Serious Medication Errors yesterday at a conference in Las Vegas for pharmacists and other health professionals.

The alert system is designed to send out roughly 35,000 email alerts to pharmacists, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals when a serious or potentially serious error happens in giving medication.

In November 2007, Quaids newborns were given overdoses of a blood thinner by a Los Angeles hospital. The hospital was fined, apologized and later settled with the Quaids.

When loved ones become the victim of medical malpractice or prescription drug errors, it can be difficult to know who you can turn to for help. The Milwaukee personal injury lawyers at PKSD have many years of experience handling these types of cases and can help to review your claim and the explore the legal options that are available to you.

For more information, contact us today at  877-877-2228. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the merits of your claim and offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients of our law firm.

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