Verbal orders in the operating room between the surgeon and circulating nurse are prevalent at many institutions. We present a case in which a communication breakdown involving a verbal order resulted in the patient receiving an excessively high dose of epinephrine via subcuticular infiltration. The overdose was quickly identified by an increase in T-wave amplitude on electrocardiogram (ECG). The hemodynamic changes were treated, and the patient suffered no long-term sequelae. This report emphasizes the need to have strategies in place to prevent medication errors.