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Perhaps you should have played nice big box store...

August 25th, 2011 at 06:32 pm

I think my cat is in mourning. He is sitting on the back porch looking at his little buddy who is belly up. I think the snake got tossed in the air one too many times today. Easy come, easy go.

My BIL had a bad experience with the big box giant that sounds like Wal..rt. They gave him someone else's medication in error. He is fragile, pretty sick and didnt realize it. Instead of the antibiotic he was supposed to take, he got a very strong narcotic- and on top of the other meds he was taking it made him very seriously ill.

Very ill. By the time he realized he was sick because of the med, he was overdosed to the point of throwing up and not able to stand.

When he called the store, all they said was sorry, please bring back the leftover meds and we will get you the right med....when he explained he dumped it down the toilet so he didnt accidentally take any more, the manager implied he was 'stealing, which was illegal"...and it went downhill from there...

DD2 is a pharmacy tech for another company and knows that this is a serious error on the stores part, so she called and talked to someone, they still were not playing nice. Tried to be very intimidating to her.

So...BIL took it to an attorney today. Sounds like big box store doesnt have much to stand on, and will now be coughing up some serious appology money.

I am not usually one to sue, but they were less than nice to BIL, and it was thier error that could have...well, luckily just made him very sick.

The sad thing is that it sounds like this happens all too often. Do you check your meds everytime you pick them up? If not, you need to.

It will be interesting to see how this pencils out for BIL in the end...poor guy.

7 Responses to “Perhaps you should have played nice big box store...”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    I always check my meds because I was given the wrong ones once. Fortunately I caught it out in the car as I was getting ready to take it. I also check that it is the same as what the doctor told me he was giving me (or make sure it's the generic for what he said). I count my pills, too, before leaving the parking lot. I've been shorted once and been given too many pills twice.

    I don't know why that store would want them back. They can't sell them again once they've gone over the counter. Probably just trying to cover up their error.

  2. baselle Says:

    Wow. Mall Fart's quite the bully here. You all gave them a couple of chances, while I'm not the suing kind, they aren't giving him a choice.

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    When he tried to explain why he flushed them, they stooped to saying that "eliminated the evidence and it was his word against theirs"....totally ridiculous. He still had the bottle and the paperwork, just not the pills.

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Wow! That is pretty awful. I hope it turns out as good as possible ...

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Unbelievable! They were foolish to try to cover up their error and deserve to pay for their mistake.

  6. North Georgia Gal Says:

    That is terrible! I always check my pills...a couple of time the pill looks different and I always call to make sure they are the right pills.

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