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Family compensated for death after illegible prescription

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7223.1456 (Published 04 December 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1456
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    A Texas jury has attributed the death of a 42 year old patient to an illegible prescription and has ordered the doctor who wrote it to pay $225000 (£140625) compensation to the patient's family. The total judgment of $450000 included an equal award against the dispensing pharmacist.

    The doctor, cardiologist Dr Ramachandra Kolluru, wrote …

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