Man has fatal heart attack after pharmacy told him to wait for meds, Texas suit says

Man has fatal heart attack after pharmacy told him to wait for meds, Texas suit says

The family of a Texas man is suing after they say he died waiting for life-saving medication. On Dec. 7, 2023, Jerrold Allen, 79, went to H-E-B Pharmacy in San Antonio to pick up a prescription ordered by his doctor, according to a lawsuit filed by his son. But when Allen went to the pharmacy, he was told the prescription was filled and would be sent to him in the mail. “Allen was erroneously informed that H-E-B could not dispense the medication,” the lawsuit said. Four days later, on Dec. 11, Allen suffered a heart attack and died on Dec. 13, the lawsuit said. “H-E-B Pharmacy followed applicable standard of care. Because this matter is in pending litigation, we cannot comment further,” a statement from H-E-B Grocery Company to McClatchy News said. The lawsuit said his death was due to him “not taking the life-saving medication prescribed by his doctor that was to be dispensed by H-E-B Pharmacy.” Allen was a retired major general in the United States Air Force, according to his obituary. “Jerry loved to support young people in their pursuit of success and found great joy in witnessing their achievements,” the obituary said. H-E-B Pharmacy failed to obtain an override and failed to provide an emergency supply of the medication, according to the lawsuit, which also said the pharmacy was negligent in not informing Allen’s doctor about the issue. The lawsuit seeks between $250,000 and $1 million in relief to be decided by a jury.


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  1. I wonder what his meds were?I know my heart was not happy when my meds were forced reduced,,,i wish i knew what meds they were??hmmm,,,mayrw

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