Tooher Wocl & Leydon, LLC
Receive the trusted counsel you deserve – contact us for a free consultation.
203-517-0456 or 866-554-1709

We Have Earned The Reputation As One of the Most Respected Personal Injury Litigation Firms In Connecticut

  • Super Lawyers | Connecticut and New England 2006-2014
  • Distinguished AV | LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell | Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • NBTA | National Board of Trial Advocacy Est. 1977
  • CTLA | Board of Governors
  • Bar Register
Our Practice Areas

Woman brings lawsuit against pharmacy

When a pharmacist or pharmacy commits negligence when filling prescriptions, it can result in prescription errors occurring. Such errors can cause individuals great harm. Thus, it is very important for pharmacies and pharmacists to act properly when it comes to filling prescriptions for individuals.

Recently, a case involving allegations of prescription-related negligence has arisen in Louisiana.

The case involves an elderly woman from New Orleans. Reportedly, the woman went to a pharmacy to have a prescription for a muscle relaxant called hydralazine filled. The woman alleges that the pharmacist who filled her prescription mistakenly gave her a drug called hydroxyzine (an antihistamine) instead of hydralazine. The woman claims that she took this incorrect medication for around a month. According to the woman, taking this incorrect medication caused her to suffer a variety of harms.

The woman claims that this alleged prescription error was the result of negligence by the pharmacist and the pharmacy.

The woman has brought a lawsuit in a court in Louisiana against the above-mentioned pharmacy in connection to these allegations. In her lawsuit, the woman reportedly is seeking damages.

As the allegations in this case illustrate, prescription errors can be very harmful. No individual should have to suffer harm because a pharmacy or pharmacist acted negligently. Thus, one hopes that pharmacies and pharmacists are held accountable when they commit negligence like that alleged in this case. One also hopes that all pharmacies and pharmacists make sure to act properly when it comes to filling prescriptions.

Source: The Louisiana Record, "Woman says Rite Aid is at fault after she took the wrong medication," Kyle Barnett, Dec. 19, 2011

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Tooher Wocl & Leydon LLC is a law firm experienced in handling wrongful death, medical malpractice, auto accidents, fall down claims, nursing home negligence and abuse, car crash and motor vehicle collision lawsuits. The personal injury trial lawyers handle cases throughout Fairfield County. If you have been seriously injured in Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, Bridgeport, or anywhere in Connecticut, please call one of our litigation attorneys at 203-517-0456, or email the firm to schedule a free consultation.

Tooher, Wocl & Leydon LLC | Personal Trial Lawyers

We maintain offices in the cities of Stamford and Bridgeport, and we represent clients throughout the state of Connecticut.

Stamford Office:

80 Fourth Street | Stamford, CT 06905 | Fax: 203-324-1407 | Map & Directions

Bridgeport Office:

1087 Broad Street | 4th Floor | Bridgeport, CT 06604 | Map & Directions

The sooner you arrange a free consultation with us, the sooner you will understand all of the options available to you. Contact us today to receive information and advice directly from our experienced attorneys.