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Permanent Eye Injuries Can Occur When Ear Drops Are Mistaken for Eye Drops

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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Many people require prescription eye drops for conditions such as pink eye or relief from allergies that cause itchiness, puffiness, and irritation. While a doctor may have written out the correct prescription, sometimes medication mistakes occur along the way. For example, a pharmacist might read the prescription incorrectly or might accidentally fill the prescription for ear drops instead of eye drops.

This is exactly what happened to one Houston man when he went to get his prescription for eye drops filled at his local CVS pharmacy.

Drug Confusion Leads to Lawsuit

According to 65-year-old Claudis Alston, he suffered vision loss in one eye after he unknowingly received the wrong medication from the pharmacy. As a result, he filed a lawsuit against CVS Care Mark Corp because the CVS pharmacy at 12601 Tomball Parkway gave him the ear drops instead of eye drops.

According to the lawsuit, Alston read and followed the directions on the prescription label. He claimed that his left eye became irritated and hurt after applying the drops and that he ended up losing vision in his left eye as a result of the medication mix-up. An investigation revealed that the pharmacist gave Alston a similar-sounding ear medication instead of the eye medicine the doctor prescribed to treat his pink eye.

When pharmacists make medication mistakes, the results can be serious and affect people for life. When someone has blurry vision or can no longer see in one eye as a result of a pharmacy error, his overall condition can deteriorate because he may no longer be able to do the things he once loved.

Prescription Error Compensation

When people suffer physical injuries as a result of a pharmacist’s mistake, they should be compensated for their pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and physical injuries and limitations. Additionally, injured victims should also be compensated for their medical bills and ongoing care and support they may need after suffering an injury such as vision loss.

If you believe you have rights to a financial compensation, you should request a free copy of our book, How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Injuries Caused by Medication Errors.

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