Prescription Mix Up Verdict
Bell v. Fred Meyer Stores, Multnomah County Case No. 15CV19618
Plaintiff Bell was given a prescription for clomiphene by her fertility doctor. She took the prescription to Defendant Fred Meyer’s pharmacy. Bell was errantly given clomipramine, an anti-depressant. She took one dose and began to feel the effects before realizing the medication was incorrect. Bell alleged that Fred Meyer was negligent in filling her prescription. She alleged that the negligence caused her pain, shock, sleeplessness, fear, nausea, balance issues and the lost opportunity to conceive a child as her fertility treatments were put on hold. She also alleged that she lost her job as a consequence of this incident. She sought $30,000 for past and future medical expenses, $150,000 for lost income and $500,000 for non-economic damages.
Fred Meyer admitted liability but disputed that any injury occurred from taking one therapeutic dose of an anti-depressant.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Pro Se
Defense Counsel – Jeffrey Eden
Verdict – $10,000.00
Date – May 25, 2017