Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 8:37 pm
A woman, who flew to the United States from Egypt to receive special medical treatment for a heart condition and high cholesterol, was given the wrong medication when she picked it up at a nearby Walgreens.
The woman complained of being unable to sleep, severe malaise, and a quickened heartbeat. It wasn’t until four days later that a relative saw the label had someone else’s name on it, despite the fact that the receipt had the correct information. She got another person’s medication for the diuretic Bumetanide.
She was able to contact the man to whom the prescription belonged to and found out that this was not the first time he received the wrong medication from that Walgreens. Luckily, the woman is back on her right medication and has recovered from the effects of the other drugs.
If you or someone you love has been harmed by a prescription error, contact the New Jersey prescription error attorneys of Levinson Axelrod, P.A. today at 800-346-5529.