Lawsuit: Pharmacy Screwed Up Prescription, Killed Child
A Houston pharmacy accidentally dispensed a morphine prescription for a child ten times higher than what was actually prescribed, resulting in the girl's death, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Harris County District Court.
Cullen Care Pharmacy is accused of preparing 150 mg of morphine sulfate instead of the 15-mg dosage prescribed by a doctor at Texas Children's Hospital for six-year-old Jadalyn Williams in 2012. Williams suffered from sickle-cell anemia.
Williams's mother, Simone Allen, administered the medication on April 2, and Williams died the following day of morphine toxicity, according to the suit.
A lawyer for Cullen Care Pharmacy was unavailable for comment. We'll update if we hear back.
The lawsuit seeks damages of between $200,000 and $1 million, for past and future physical pain and suffering; mental anguish; medical expenses; and exemplary damages.
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