Walgreens has been ordered by a Florida jury to pay the family of Beth Hippely $25.8 million. She was given a wrong prescription, had a stroke and eventually died. The pharmacy filled a prescription for Warfarin 10 times stronger than her doctor prescribed. The error caused a cerebral hemorrhage and Ms. Hippely, the mother of three and a cancer survivor, died at age of 46.
“Beth Hippely died unnecessarily because this tenfold overdose with Warfarin by the pharmacy she trusted caused her cancer to come back with a vengeance and it interrupted all of her cancer treatments,” her lawyer Chris Searcy said. ” They have been seeking justice for almost five years and this was a case that screamed out for justice.”
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