A woman died after being dispensed the wrong drug at Walgreens and a jury has awarded her family $25.8 Million in the wrongful death case brought against the pharmacy. The woman was prescribed a blood thinner and the pharmacy gave her one 10 times the prescribed strength. It caused her to have a stroke in 2002 and die in 2007.
The Polk County Circuit Court 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, according to court documents.
Walgreens has not announced if it will appeal. It issued a statement saying it had apologized to the family for their mistake.