Woman sues Wal-Mart over prescriptions
By LISA GRAYBEAL
Staff Writer, Chambersburg
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A Chambersburg woman is suing Wal-Mart Stores Inc., alleging that pharmacists working at the store on Lincoln Way East twice gave her the wrong dosage of a prescription.
According to a complaint filed in Franklin County Court, Helen J. Devor claims she was given 0.088-milligram tablets of Synthroid to regulate her hormone level, instead of the 0.075-milligram dosage prescribed by her doctor in November 1996.
In the complaint, Devor accuses Wal-Mart of negligence for allegedly dispensing the wrong drug and failing to follow company policies.
She is seeking more than $25,000 to cover medical bills and for her pain and suffering, according to the complaint.
In 1989, Devor was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, a condition caused by an underactive thyroid, and was taking the drug Levothyroxine, which is sold under the brand name Synthroid, the complaint states.