Our attorneys have been retained to represent a Houstonian who has been seriously injured by a pharmacist’s careless mistake.
In June 2012, 65-year-old Houstonian Claudis Alston filled a prescription at a local CVS Pharmacy to treat his pink eye. Unbeknownst to Alton, the prescription he received was not intended to treat pink eye at all. Although the label of the medication instructed Alton to “instill [three] drops in each eye twice daily,” the solution contained in the bottle was for an ear drop medication with a strikingly similar name. After using the medication according to those instructions, Alton noted immediate pain and irritation in his eye. The immediate physical discomfort was not the only injury suffered by Alton.
Alton has suffered permanent loss of vision in his left eye as a result of this mistake. The accident and resulting blindness have further contributed to an overall deterioration in Alton’s quality of life.
This accident was foreseeable to both the drug manufacturer and the negligent pharmacist given the similarity in the names of the two medications, the similar methods of application, and the trust that the consumer places in a pharmacist to fill and label the prescription with care. Alton’s attorney with Abraham Watkins has indicated that the mix-up in medications is well-documented. A lawsuit has been filed against CVS Caremark Corp on behalf of Alston, and his attorney is confident that Alston will recover for his injuries.
CVS’s public relations spokesman, Michael DeAngelis, has refused to comment on this matter while litigation is pending.
If you or someone you love has been injured by the mislabeling or mishandling of a prescription medication, call Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner today. Our attorneys will fight for you and your loved ones to recover for these careless mistakes to ensure that pharmacies and drug manufacturers alike manufacture, distribute, and label their medications with care.