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Friday, March 5, 2010

Walgreens Found Liable for $33 Million in Medication Error Lawsuit

A Florida appeals court upheld the original verdict in a medication error lawsuit. The family of a cancer patient who died as a result of a prescription error was awarded $33.3 million in compensation.

The victim had been prescribed Warfarin, a blood thinner, for treatment of her breast cancer. The Walgreens pharmacy filled her prescription at 10 times the appropriate dosage. As a result, the victim suffered a stroke and cerebral hemorrhage resulting in permanent bodily injury, disability, and severe pain. She died several years later at the age of 46.

Walgreens appealed the original decision. However, the Second District Court of Appeals ruled the lower court handled the case correctly and ordered Walgreens to pay the damage award to the victim's family.

Pharmacies have a responsibility to provide patients with the correct dosage of their prescribed medication. When a prescription error results in serious injury, the pharmacy may be held liable for any damages suffered. If you have been the victim of a medication error, the medical malpractice lawyers at The Cochran Firm can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

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