Woman says Wal-Mart pharmacy gave her excessive dose of medication

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Oct. 10, 2013, 12:14pm

HOUSTON - An excessive dose of medicine caused a Harris County woman to fall, according to court papers.

Blaming the incident on Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Rosario Gomez filed a lawsuit in Harris County District Court on July 19.

The suit was removed to the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas on Oct. 4.

Gomez was prescribed 300 mg of amitriptyline on Nov. 9, 2011.

She subsequently took the prescription to the defendant's store located at 2727 Dunvale Road.

When the plaintiff went to pick the medication up, the suit says, the respondent did not counsel her, rather, "gave her 150 mg pills."

Instructions on the bottle instructed her to take two tablets by mouth at bedtime.

"After taking the medication as filled, the plaintiff became ill, fell and suffered serious injury," the suit says.

"The plaintiff's illness was caused by the excessive dose of amitriptyline negligently provided by Wal-Mart."

Consequently, Gomez seeks $101,000 in damages.

Attorney Christopher Bradshaw-Hull is representing the complainant.

Case No. 4:13-CV-2938

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