A Misfiled Prescription

Verify medication correctness with every refill.  A diabetic woman who had taken a blood pressure-reducing medication for years was mistakenly given tablets with twice the dosage that the pharmacy’s label indicated.  After taking the increased dosage for several weeks, she suffered severe reactions and required hospitalization.  Although her daughter discovered the medication error and the patient resumed normal dosages, she suffered a fatal heart attack.  Her son and daughter sued on behalf of her estate, alleging the pharmacy was negligent and caused wrongful death by misfiling a prescription.  Upon retrial, a jury awarded damages.

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James E. Waters
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