Verdict Against Walgreens in Misfilled Prescription Case

posted on:
September 27, 2007

author:
Staff

 A jury has awarded $25.8 million to the family of a cancer patient who was given a wrong prescription, had a stroke and died several years later. 

The woman was prescribed Warfarin, a blood thinner, in 2002 to treat breast cancer. The prescription filled at a Walgreens pharmacy was 10 times what her doctor prescribed.

The jury found the prescription error caused a cerebral hemorrhage resulting in permanent bodily injury, disability and physical pain. The mother of three died in January at the age of 46.

A 19-year-old pharmacy technician, with little training, misfiled the prescription.

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