Walgreens Not Liable To Crash Victims After Drug Mix-up

Law360 (August 19, 2019, 4:42 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit agreed Friday that the Walgreens pharmacy chain is not liable for a death and injuries caused by a customer who was given the wrong prescription and later crashed his car, backing a district judge's finding that the pharmacy did not owe a duty of care to third parties under Texas law.

A three-judge panel said Friday in a published opinion that even if Walgreen Co. incorrectly dispensed a diabetes drug to 85-year-old Elias Gamboa in 2015, the company is not liable for the injuries or death of people in other cars that resulted from his impaired driving in...

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