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Wal-Mart settles medication dosing error wrongful death suit

Wal-Mart announced that it has recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit involving a store whose pharmacist inadvertently gave a concentrated dose of insulin. The man went to the store for over-the-counter insulin, Humulin R (u-100). Instead, he was given prescription strength Humulin R (u-500), which is five times stronger. After injecting the prescription strength insulin, the man lapsed into a diabetic coma and died two weeks later. The details of the wrongful death settlement have not been disclosed.

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