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Family Sues Houston Pharmacy after Death of Child

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Jarod Cassidy4 years ago

According to the Houston Chronicle, the family of Jadalyn Diana Elizabeth Williams, 6, is suing a Houston pharmacy stating the pharmacy gave the family morphine that was ten times the strength prescribed by the girl’s physician, resulting in the child's death.

Houston Girls Death Tied to Morphine

  • Jadalyn suffered from sickle cell disease which she was diagnosed with at the age of 1.
  • Since her diagnosis, the girl has been prescribed morphine to aid with the pain of the disease during flare ups.
  • Jadalyn received a single dose of her latest prescription before being found dead by her parents the following morning.
  • Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences determined the cause of death was morphine toxicity after an autopsy.

Family Sues Houston Pharmacy

  • A medical malpractice lawsuit was filed by the family of the victim Tuesday.
  • According to the lawsuit, Cullen Care Pharmacy had dispensed 150 milligrams morphine sulfate instead of the prescribed 15 milligrams.
  • The lawsuit cites medical negligence and is claiming damages including physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and medical expenses.
  • The family’s attorney stated that the case was also being investigated by the Houston Police Department’s homicide division.
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