Largest U.S. retailer Wal-Mart settles prescription drug wrongful death lawsuit

Wal-Mart settles wrongful death lawsuit with North East, Maryland family News crafted by: West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer Gary Robert

West Palm Beach, FL (–The Associated Press (AP) reported on Monday, Wal-Mart, the nation’s number one retailer, has entered into a sealed lawsuit settlement with a North East, Maryland family. A federal judge in Baltimore sealed the settlement agreement between Wal-Mart and the family of the decedent, George Smith.

According to court documents, Mr. Smith, a 66 year-old North East man, was given the wrong prescriptions by the Wal-Mart pharmacy staff. He took the medications believing they were his and became seriously ill. Eight days after picking up the wrong drugs, at the Wal-Mart pharmacy, he died at Union Hospital in Elkton, Maryland. Mr. Smith’s family sued Wal-Mart, in 2008 for $3 million, claiming severe emotional pain and suffering.

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