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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.

Walgreens Pharmacy Lawsuit for medication errors

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
Posted on Sep 14, 2011
Noteworthy: Prescription Error Attorney Wins Pharmacy Lawsuit Against Walgreens

In Florida, a widow and her children have won a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Walgreens. In 2001, a Walgreens prescription error caused her husband to take an overdose of methadone, a powerful narcotic pain reliever. The error was in the way the prescription was labeled. The man's doctor told him to take 4 of the pills twice a day for pain in his back and legs. Instead, the pharmacy, part of the nation's largest retail pharmacy chain, mislabeled the prescription.

The directions on the label told the man to take four methadone as needed for pain. He was dead, curled up in the shower within 36 hours of picking up the prescription. This error left a woman without her husband, children without their father. It was a completely preventable error. Walgreens is appealing the verdict, but it is not widely believed they will win.

Walgreens Isn't Alone, and Neither Are You

Millions of dollars have been awarded to plaintiffs in wrongful death and pharmacy error lawsuits against

  • Walgreens, 
  • CVS, 
  • Rite-Aid,
  • Kmart, and 
  • many other retail pharmacies.

You May Have a Pharmacy Error Claim even if you only have minor symptoms

You may think there is nothing you can do when something bad happens as a result of medication errors. Maybe you only became dizzy for a day or two, or maybe you just threw up a lot until the medicine was out of your system. These are medication error injuries. The consequences of leaving these injuries untreated can be severe.

Know Your Rights - Speak Out

Your claim may not be worth millions of dollars, but if you or a loved one was harmed by medication error, contact a competent pharmacy error attorney to help you get what you are owed. You don't have to settle for being treated like you don't matter. You don't have to sign anything, and you don't have to make any recorded statements to the insurance adjuster working for the pharmacy without qualified legal representation. Know your rights.

There are lawsuits across the country still pending against Walgreens, Kmart, Wal-Mart, CVS, Rite-Aid, Target and other retail pharmacies. Keep in mind that medication error occurs across the entire healthcare system, from doctor's offices and hospitals and other institutions to the pharmacy. A qualified medication mistake attorney has resources at his disposal to find the source of the error and sue the right person or group of people.