It has been alleged that CVS Pharmacy filled a wrong prescription that ultimately caused a man to lose his life. The victim’s father, Jeff Wardlow, filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of his son, Jeffrey Lee Wardlow, of Stanford, Kentucky. The lawsuit states that Wardlow was treated for a pulmonary embolism at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, from which he was discharged on July 16, 2014.
Physicians at the hospital prescribed a number of medications for him to take during his convalescence. But when Jeffrey Wardlow tried to have the prescriptions filled at a CVS in Danville, Kentucky, on July 17, he received medications other than those that were prescribed for him. He received medications that had been prescribed for another customer of CVS.
For about two days, he was unaware that he had been given the incorrect medications, and by then, he had taken several doses of the wrong medications. On July 19, he collapsed inside a family friend’s home and was immediately transported to Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford, after which he was taken to Ephraim McDowell in Danville.
After being in the hospital for 10 days, Wardlow died of cardiac arrest caused by the medication error. The wrongful death claim seeks compensatory and punitive damages for the victim’s pain and suffering, death, medical bills, funeral expenses and loss of future earnings.