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Alleged pharmaceutical errors lead to Pennsylvania lawsuit

A Pennsylvania woman has filed a lawsuit after pharmaceutical errors allegedly caused her severe injuries. The injuries are not definitively permanent at this time, but could well become so in the future. The suit is naming the health center where she has been a patient for a number of years, several doctors on the center’s staff and the pharmacy where she got her prescriptions filled as defendants in the alleged pharmaceutical errors case.

The plaintiff says she was given a particular drug to help lower her cholesterol levels as well as two antiviral drugs that would help treat another condition from which she suffered. The antivirals and the statin were never to be taken together because the side effects from the combination could be damaging. She claims that none of her doctors or the pharmacy caught this warning and she herself had no knowledge of the harm that could come from mixing the drugs. There was also an incident where the pharmacy filled her statin prescription with a different statin drug.

After several months of taking the dangerous drug mixture, the woman went to an emergency room with complaints of not being able to walk or tolerate carrying anything with any weight. The doctors there diagnosed her with an illness that affects the muscles that allow the body to move. It has been found that the combination of the statins and the antivirals she was taking can cause this illness.

This alleged negligence on the part of her doctors and the pharmacy to fail to catch the pharmaceutical errors has led this woman to seek over $50,000 in compensation. Unfortunately, this type of negligence is too common in the healthcare industry. Those in Pennsylvania who have been affected by similar medical negligence have the right to request financial compensation from the parties believed responsible.

Source: The Pennsylvania Record, "Patient files medical malpractice suit against Philly health center for prescribing dangerous drug mixture", Jim Boyle, Aug. 21, 2014

Source: The Pennsylvania Record, "Patient files medical malpractice suit against Philly health center for prescribing dangerous drug mixture", Jim Boyle, Aug. 21, 2014

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