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Hudson Hub Times: Family's efforts helped make trip to pharmacy safer

March 28, 2010
by Laura Freeman, reporter

Everyone makes mistakes. I routinely check my take-out orders before leaving a restaurant and check my receipt for the sale price before leaving a store, much to my husband’s embarrassment. Recently, two mistakes at a local pharmacy made me thankful there are people like the Jerrys who fight for all of us.

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RethinkingPatientSafety.com: Death Is Worse Than a Six Month Sentence

Legal proceedings about Emily Jerry triggered noise & public awareness

A February 26, 2006, Cleveland, Ohio, pharmacist’s error in mixing medication for two year old Emily Jerry took her life. Criminal prosecution of the pharmacist has generated detailed newspaper reports.

US Pharmacist: Criminalization of Medication Errors

Jesse C. Vivian, BS Pharm, JD
Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Wayne State University

Here is a sobering thought. A pharmacist makes a mistake. The error results in the death of a patient, and the pharmacist is charged with negligent homicide. He is found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and faces up to 5 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. Of course, his pharmacist license is revoked and chances are he will never work in the profession again. His crime? He did not check the accuracy of calculations used by a pharmacy technician under his charge to compound the concentration of sodium chloride in a prescription for a cancer chemotherapy solution.

Our 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Non-Profit Status is Official

The Emily Jerry Foundation has recently received the following letter of approval from the IRS notifying us our Non-Profit status has been approved! We are very excited and thankful. For all our generous donors out there, this should… Read More

Cleveland: The News-Herald: Willoughby resident starts Emily Jerry Foundation

The News-Herald Northern OhioWilloughby resident Christopher Jerry has started a foundation aimed at increasing awareness and preventing medical errors like the one that killed Emily, his 2-year-old daughter. Click here to read the full article…

Emily Jerry Foundation endorses life-saving technology by CDEX

CLEVELAND, OHIO ─ Nearly four years after the loss of Christopher Jerry’s two-year-old daughter, Emily, the anguish over her accidental death lingers on. Now, as the head of a non-profit foundation working to prevent medical errors, Jerry is entering the new year with a renewed sense of purpose promoting an all-new life-saving technology in honor of Emily. Read the full article…

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Chris Jerry, whose daughter Emily died from a pharmacy technician’s mistake, starts foundation to push for national law

cleveland.comChris Jerry still hears the screams of his 2-year-old daughter, Emily, after a medical mistake put her into agonizing pain and led to her death three years ago.

His grief was overwhelming, but it drove him to give meaning to Emily’s death, suffered at the hands of a pharmacy technician who mistakenly gave the toddler a fatal dose of saline solution. Read the full article at cleveland.com.

Chris Jerry Interviewed on the Mike Trivisonno Show WTAM 1100

Triv was gracious enough to help promote The Emily Jerry Foundation and we can’t thank him enough for the support. Click the link below to listen to the interview in mp3 format.