The baby's infection worsened because the right medicine was not given. The baby's doctor discovered the error during the next office visit. The mother sued the pharmacy. The judge clearly recognized that the pharmacist had a responsibility to fill the prescription correctly. However, he also ruled that the mother had an equal responsibility to read the drug information sheet. If she had, she may have known it was the wrong medicine.
The judge's ruling in this case may seem harsh. However, it brings an important point to light. The information given to you with your prescription is important. It tells you why the medicine is used, its side effects, foods that shouldn't be eaten with the medicine, and other helpful information. Please take the time to read it.