The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that with children who are 2 years old, 1 in every 150 will end up in an emergency room after overdosing on medication. Too many children are becoming seriously injured as a result of consuming medicines that are not kept out of reach.
Here are 5 ways to help protect children from overdosing on medication:
- store medicine in a location that is too high for the child to reach, preferably in a locked cabinet or container;
- ensure the safety cap is locked when closing a bottle of medicine;
- take the time to put medications away, even if you will be using it every few hours;
- never tell children that medicine tastes like candy in order to get them to take it; and
- ask guests in your home to keep any medications out of reach.
With some homes containing many types of over-the-counter and prescription medications, the risk is high that your child could become seriously ill or injured. Ensure that your child is kept safe by following the above tips.
If your child was injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Louisville medication attorney to learn what your rights are.
Contacting a Louisville Medication Attorney
A Louisville medication attorney at Gray and White can help you handle every aspect of your Kentucky medication error claim. If you’ve become the victim of a medication error in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case – 888-450-4456 or 502-210- 8942.