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Premature Birth Caused by Wrong Prescription

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A woman has filed suit in a Texas court claiming that CVS Pharmacy gave her the wrong drug when they filled her prescription and that it caused her child to be born prematurely. The prescription error happened in 2005. She was supposed to receive an antibiotic and instead received a cholesterol lowering drug that should not be taken by pregnant women.

“Vytorian is a prescription tablet containing two medicines, ezetimibe and simvastatin, and isn’t right for everyone, including women who are nursing or pregnant or who may become pregnant, and anyone with liver problems,” the site says.

Lewis alleges the pharmacy was negligent for failing to properly fill the correct medication, failing to recognize her symptoms, and “failing to engage in recognized and acceptable practices in the medical profession to limit the likelihood and probability of infection following the treatment provided by the defendant.”

She is asking for damages above $50,000 for herself and her child. CVS Pharmacy had no comment on the case.