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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.
Wrong Medication Did you receive the wrong medication or incorrect prescription from a pharmacy? If you have suffered because of a medication error please call us for a free case review.
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.
Other Errors Order our free book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors, to learn your rights in prescription error cases.
Kids Rx Errors Order a free copy of The Top 10 Tips to Protect Your Children Against Pharmacy Errors. If you have suffered a prescription error contact our firm today.
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.
CVS Pharmacy Error Claims If you've been injured because of a CVS Pharmacy prescription error, call us for help with your lawsuit at 888-526-7616.
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.
State Pharmacy Laws State laws on pharmacy malpractice. Learn the pharmacy error Statute of Limitation laws that apply to your state. Call 877-342-2020 for a free consultation.

CVS Pharmacy’s Long History of Medication Errors

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
If you have been the victim of a Houston CVS pharmacy error, you’re not alone.  The pharmacy has been under close scrutiny since 2005, when a rash of complaints about CVS stores in Massachusetts made the news and caused the State pharmacy board to take notice.
Here are just a few of the CVS prescription error cases that were reported:
  • Jenna Marcella was just two-years-old when she received an overdose of Albuterol. Jenna was being treated in Boston for spinal cord cancer when a Charlestown CVS accidentally gave Jenna 10 times the recommended dosage of the drug. Jenna’s mother, Shelly, realized something was wrong in the days following the error; instead of recovering from pneumonia, Jenna developed a rash and became irritable, resulting in more suffering for the immunocompromised child. 
  • 22-year-old Rebecca Rennison ended up in the emergency room when a dose of Toporol XL caused her to stop breathing.  The CVS Pharmacy in Lowell should not have given her the medication at all—her prescription was actually for Topomax, a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder. Rennison had been given the right bottle and right label, but the wrong pills. While Rennison received an apology, the district manager promised to look into the matter… but never called her back.
  • A woman in Lowell, MA was picking up a prescription for the first time when she received the wrong drug CVS—a mix-up that could have proved fatal if she had not caught it in time.
  • A West Bridgewater woman was mistakenly given double the dosage of her multiple sclerosis drug by a Brockton CVS, but escaped injury when the error was spotted by a family member.
  • Dawn Carveth of Brockton, MA reported that her local CVS mistakenly gave her mother, a bedridden 65-year-old with multiple sclerosis, double the usual dose of her prescription.  “I could have lost my mother over this,” Carveth said, attesting that her mother is only alive because her father spotted the mistake.
After the outbreak of errors, The Massachusetts Board of Registration began an investigation into 30 different CVS locations to determine the cause of the prescription errors.  When the results revealed multiple prescribing errors at the chain’s stores, CVS responded only by claiming they would invest millions of dollars in a new quality assurance program.
As board-certified Texas pharmacy error attorneys, we know that many corporate policies are merely empty promises.  It is only by holding pharmacies financially accountable for their mistakes that we can make them take every measure possible to ensure the mistake doesn’t happen again.
If prescription error has caused injury or a wrongful death in Texas, we can get you the justice you deserve.  Call Kennedy Hodges today at 888-526-7616 to start your free consultation.  You can also order our FREE book, "How to Make Pharmacies Pay for Your Injuries Caused by Medication Errors."