Incorrect Prescription Probably Caused Death of 12-Year-Old Says, New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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Allegations of a tragic accidental drug overdose involving prescription drugs are being investigated by New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman.

According to the New York Post, a 12-year-old Queens boy died as a result of drug mistakes made by his doctor and a Walgreens pharmacy. His family claims the doctor wrote the wrong prescription and the pharmacy that filled it didn't catch the drug overdose mistake.

A New York medical malpractice lawsuit was filed by the mother of the boy. The suit alleges a series of missteps allowed the overdose to occur. Specifically, the family claims that a doctor incorrectly prescribed medication, writing the boy two prescriptions for the same drug, Bupropion, at two different strengths. On top of that, the pharmacy that filled both prescriptions did not question whether they were correct.

The family then followed the dosages on each bottle. The drug error led to complications, and the child died of a prescription drug overdose.

“When there is a real error and injury, like the tragic death of a preteen, doctors and pharmacists should be held liable for their mistakes,” New York medical malpractice lawyer Perecman said.

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