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Young Girl’s Family Sues Pharmacy Over Wrong Prescription Label

David W. Hodges
Partner at Kennedy Hodges LLP practicing pharmacy error, medical malpractice and personal injury law
Posted on Nov 19, 2013

A family claims that a young girl suffered harm after taking her prescription medication, leading her grandmother to file a lawsuit against an Abbeville pharmacy. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, claims that the Abbeville Discount Pharmacy, located on Main Street, negligently labeled a young girl’s prescription bottle. As a result of the wrong prescription label, the family of the young girl is suing the pharmacy for $750,000.

The family of a now 9-year-old girl alleges that when their little girl was only four-years-old she took medication that was five times greater than what she was prescribed. They claim that this was a result of a pharmacist labeling the prescription bottle with the wrong directions. According to the court filing, the girl’s mother said her daughter’s prescription instructions said she should be given two teaspoons twice a day.

The girl’s mother gave her daughter the medication per the prescription labeling directions. Unfortunately, the young girl immediately fell to the floor and suffered a severe seizure, which required hospitalization. The young girl was taken to Hawkinsville Hospital for medical treatment, and was later transferred to The Children’s Hospital at The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, where the lawsuit claims she remained unconscious.

When the young girl awoke, she was dazed and could not walk. In addition to these adverse side effects, she also lost weight. According to the court filings, the girl still suffers from receiving the incorrect dosage due to the wrong prescription label and is afraid to take any medication.

Elizabeth C. Cannon, the pharmacist named in the lawsuit, said she received the prescription information over the phone when a nurse from the doctor’s offices called it in. Cannon claims that “We filled the prescription as it was phoned in.”

The pharmacy error attorneys at Kennedy Hodges wish this little girl a full recovery.

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