Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Children vs. Medication Errors

Did you know that children are more vulnerable to medication errors when it comes to patient safety? 

Here's why: 

-most medications are made and packaged especially for adults
-most health care buildings and facilities are centered around adults
-young children cannot communicate the adverse effects they are currently experiencing
-children are less able to tolerate medication and safety errors
-dosing errors are most common for young children


At Snyder & Wenner we strive to keep the community safe when hospital care is involved. We have become patient safety advocates by representing patients who have been harmed from hospital error. If you know someone who has been seriously harmed from a hospital error please feel free to contact us. The Snyder & Wenner website can be accessed by clicking the "Patient Safety Advocates" tab above.

Snyder and Wenner, P.C.

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