Pharmacy Malpractice Lawsuit in NJ Superior Court Settles For $1.2 Million

Pharmacy Malpractice Lawsuit in NJ Superior Court Settles For $1.2 Million
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The family of a man who was given the wrong medication by a pharmacy, which led to his death, recently settled their wrongful death lawsuit for $1.2 million. The man had been prescribed an anticonvulsant by his neurologist in order to treat trembling hands. The pharmacy, however, mistakenly gave him a steroid that had a side effect of suppressing the immune system. The man took the wrong medication for approximately one month, and as a result his health rapidly declined, ultimately leading to his death. Prior to death, he underwent numerous surgical procedures, but was ultimately transferred to hospice at his own request. The lawsuit settled shortly before it was set to go to trial in Middlesex County, New Jersey Superior Court.