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Walgreen’s to Pay $25M for Fatal Prescription Mistake

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
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A case of prescription error has resulted in a considerable pharmacist malpractice settlement for a grieving Florida family.
Beth Hippely, of Lakeland, Florida, was prescribed one milligram of blood thinner medication in 2003. Unfortunately, the teenage employee at her pharmacy typed "10 milligrams" on Hippely's prescription label.
The dosage, ten times higher than the intended amount, caused Hippely to suffer a massive stroke. The resulting hospitalization also forced her to stop treatment she was undergoing for early stage breast cancer.
After Hippely died in 2007, the family took the case to trial.
A Florida appeals court recently upheld the original decision, ordering Walgreens to pay Hippely's family $25.8 million in damages.
The case was not only one of the largest payouts for prescription error to date, it also brought to light the lack of training required to work in major drug store chains. In many states, pharmacy employees are not required to have a high school diploma.
There is currently no national educational standard for pharmacy technician training. The technician responsible for the error that cost Beth Hippely her life had previously made popcorn at a nearby theater.
Although the case ended in a substantial settlement for this family, they are no doubt outraged at the simple mistake that took their mother's life. Our sincere condolences go out to the Hippelys, and all other families just like them, whose lives were forever changed by a simple decimal point.
If someone you love has suffered as a result of pharmacist malpractice, contact the board-certified Texas pharmacy error lawyers at Kennedy Hodges today at 888-526-7616.
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