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Dangerous and Defective Drugs If you put your trust in a pharmaceutical company and were hurt by their product, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
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Wrong Dosage Common forms of medication error: incorrect dosage error. Order our free book to learn how to protect yourself and your family from wrong dosage errors.
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Pharmacy Malpractice If you have suffered an injury because a pharmacy dispensed the wrong medication or made an error with your prescription, you are able to file a claim for negligence or malpractice and receive the compensation you deserve.
Walgreens Pharmacy Error Claims There have been numerous claims brought against Walgreens for pharmacy errors or prescription errors. Order our free book to learn how to take action.
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State Pharmacy Boards If you have been severely injured because of a medication error, contact board-certified attorneys immediately to investigate your case free of charge.
Drug & Pharmacy Error Prevention Filing a pharmacy error lawsuit is the only way to make pharmacies take accountability for mistakes. Call our board certified attorneys for a free case review.
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Pharmacy Negligence and Permanent Injury: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Galvin B. Kennedy
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing personal injury, pharmacy error, and overtime law
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When pharmacists work while they are tired, fill prescriptions when distracted, or just ignore proper protocols—customers may suffer as a result. Unfortunately, many patients of CVS and other pharmacies nationwide receive the wrong drugs, wrong dosages, or medications intended for someone else.

According to an Illinois lawsuit, a customer of an Alton CVS is claiming that he received the wrong medication from the pharmacist on duty when he picked up his prescription in August 2011. As a result, he claims he suffered injuries, which is why he filed a lawsuit in June of this year. As of August 8, 2013, the customer amended his complaint to correctly identify the defendants as Highland Park CVS LLC and Pharmacist Jane Doe.

The lawsuit claims that Marvin D. Miller was prescribed the muscle relaxant Robaxin, 500 mg, but he unknowingly received Cyclobenzaprine, 10 mg. Customer Miller claims the pharmacist at the College Avenue CVS Pharmacy in Alton filled the incorrect muscle relaxer and provided him with the wrong medication. The amended complaint states that taking the wrong prescription made Mr. Miller sick, which caused him to suffer severe and permanent injuries.

The complaint filed by Marvin D. Miller accuses the pharmacist and pharmacy of the following:

  • Giving him the wrong prescription medication
  • Failing to properly train pharmacy employees
  • Ignoring proper protocols relating to dispensing drugs

The amended complaint accuses the pharmacist and CVS pharmacy of negligence, and requests over $300,000 in damages for the Miller family due to the medical bills and loss of consortium.

As pharmacy error attorneys, we are sad to report that wrong medications get distributed to customers far too often. If you have suffered pharmacy injuries due to negligence, please call us today to find out your rights in a free consultation at 888-526-7616.

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